Boat & Recreational Vehicle Mattresses

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Over the years we have supplied foam and mattresses to Yacht and Boat builders in Collingwood, Midland, Owen Sound and down by Niagara on the Lake. Unfortunately most of them have gone out of business and now the majority of the boats in Ontario are coming up from the United States.

However, we still make hundreds of replacement boat mattresses and custom cut foam cushions during the winter and spring seasons. These are usually ordered through Marinas or Upholstery Shops that specialize in Marine Upholstery. We also deal directly with boat owners who want some say in what they will be buying and how much they will be paying for it.

When it comes to boat mattresses we have discovered there are two distinctly different ways of looking at them. Some people think, “Well it’s only a boat and I am only there for the weekend so give me something as cheap as possible.”

Meanwhile others seem to think, “Well since I am going up north to relax, make me a nice mattress that will give me the best comfort and support possible. After all, I don’t want to come back from a long weekend with an aching back. Now, how relaxing is that?”

What’s The Price of a Good Boat Mattress?

It’s a personal thing and with 45 different grades of foam, that can be cut to any shape or size, we can make you a boat mattress at any number of different price points. As a foam and mattress manufacturer we can give you the best selection and quality at the lowest possible price.

People call or email us, all the time, and ask us for the price of a good boat mattress. As simple as it may seem, it is hard to do it over email. Sometimes when you try to take the quick and easy way out you may get sold a bill of goods or you may pay gold prices for copper.

If you want to do the job right and pay as little as possible, the best thing to do is to come and visit us. Once you see all the foam grades and understand the difference between them you will be in a better position to make the right decision. Whatever the case we can give you superior quality at a much better factory direct price.

Foamite has over 30 years experience (Our History) in custom cutting and designing the best V-Berth mattresses available in today’s marketplace. All you have to do is bring in your old mattress or a pattern and we will walk you through the rest.

What You Need for a Good Boat Mattress?

1. Preparing a Pattern
Most custom shapes do not require a pattern, but if yours does constructing a pattern does not need to be intimidating or complicated. Using cardboard, fabric or newspaper, that is taped together, simply trace the outline of your boat mattress and cut the pattern. Make your pattern the exact size you require. Do not make allowances for any of our filling options. Please indicate on your pattern which sides should be used for zipper placement.

2. Beveled Edges
Many V-Berth mattresses have angled sides that take the shape of the boat’s sloped walls. In order to get the angle right we need the old mattress as a sample or the mattress cover. It can be used as a pattern to cut the angles. If you have neither, then you will need to figure out the overall maximum width, at the desired thickness, of the new mattress.

3. Multi-Layered
A boat mattress is often restricted to between 4” and 6” in thickness. In some cases it must serve dual purposes for sitting and sleeping. Therefore, the best performing mattress, that will provide you with both soft comfort and firm deep down support, is a layered mattress.

4. Soft Topper
You need a soft topper that is at least 2 or 3” thick. This will give you comfort by contouring to your body’s curves. How long that comfort will last depends on the weight or density of the foam and not its compression. Our Koosh Natural foam is mold and mildew resistant and it comes in 7 different compressions.

5. Firmer Core
The firm core supports your weight and maintains your spine in its natural alignment. How firm you go depends on your weight, preference and back condition. Our Ergocheck Testing takes the guesswork out of what firmness is right for you on your side of the bed.

Bonus Bottom Layer

Boat interiors are frequently moist. This moisture gets trapped between your mattress and the boards below. To help avoid problems with mold or mildew you should add a 1” layer of our Qik-Dri Outdoor foam on the bottom of your mattress. It is very porous and it will help to dissipate moisture much better than conventional foam.