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John Cavender

Master Instructor

Here’s your opportunity to learn from the best boat canvas fabricator in the United States. John Cavender has over 30 years of experience in this industry, with a proven tack record of success, including owning his very own fabrication company in Maryland. With a limited schedule, and increasing demand, classes with John sell out quickly. Click below to explore the program and enroll today.

Student Success Stories

  • We found John Cavender website BoatCanvasUniversity.com to be very professional, educational and easy to follow, highly recommended We will attend one of his workshop for sure if we visit the USA in the future

    William Massart Diamond Ingenious Sdn Bhd Avatar William Massart Diamond Ingenious Sdn Bhd
    November 4, 2021
  • I bought the yearly video subscription. John has been responsive to any question that I have had. Watchung the videos has been very enlightening to me . There are many nuggets of information portrayed in these videos that have been invaluable.

    Sam McGuire Avatar Sam McGuire
    November 4, 2021
  • I’m a lifetime Boater and I took the course about a year and a half ago. Don’t think about it just sign up and take the course, you won’t regret it. John’s knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and teaching skills are great. The small classes makes a great teaching and learning environment. The end result is something you can take and start or improve your own business. Well worth the time and money.

    Bill Nelson Avatar Bill Nelson
    November 4, 2021
  • I just finished this workshop this week. It was awesome! John was great, he is very knowledgeable about the boat canvas business. He’s like the Godfather of boat canvas fabrication and this is an opportunity you can’t refuse. He’s set me up to change my life. I had a really good time with this and learned a lot.

    Jason Wezgraj Avatar Jason Wezgraj
    April 4, 2022
  • John Cavender makes learning to do canvas easy! He’s professional and a master at his talent! Would highly recommend to any boater or craftsman!

    Rita G Avatar Rita G
    November 4, 2021
  • John is a thorough, patient, and fantastic teacher! And the guy has a great down to earth sense of humor! I started with his video package earlier this year and learned so much that I wasn’t sure the in person workshop was necessary. I was wrong! I’m glad I didn’t stop at the videos. Being in person and hands on with John is invaluable. He takes his time answering questions and guides you in a way that you get to see your mistakes and understand how to avoid them in the future. Thanks John!

    T.J. Pera Avatar T.J. Pera
    October 4, 2022
  • I am a long time subscriber to the website and was a student of their first on-site training class on canvas enclosures. John and his team have always been knowledgeable and helpful, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the continent they have provided. Over the years, I have received many times over the amount of money that I’ve spent with Boat Canvas University. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone wanting to learn more about boats canvas as a hobby or profession.

    Sailgriffin Avatar Sailgriffin
    November 4, 2021
  • I have bought a few of his courses and found them very good. Being relatively new in the business, they are a great as a reference to go back to when you come across a problem or you haven’t done something for a while. the difference in doing an average job or a good job. Definitely recommend them

    Rob Harrington-Johnson Avatar Rob Harrington-Johnson
    November 4, 2021
  • John has a great process of patterning, and constructing an enclosure! This class gave me the skills and confidence to start my own business! He is responsive to emails and texts, and his video content is great. If you’re interested in starting out in your own business this is a must! Thanks John

    Bob Quale Avatar Bob Quale
    November 4, 2021
  • I used the video to make boat curtains for a Grady white I have never made anything like that but I do know how to sew. I did buy a walking foot sewing machine and they came out perfect.

    Jeanine Moffett Avatar Jeanine Moffett
    November 4, 2021

Results Of Recent Students

Leonard Parks

Started own business after taking the course, now makes over 100k a year with just himself.

Ken Wallace

Moved to South Florida & made 125k his first year after taking course.

Jim McGee

Existing business owner learned ways to cut time on projects and save money.

Ralph Gleason

Started his own boat canvas fabrication shop in Michigan, in 2 years grew business to over 500k a year in sales.

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