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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

  • John is a true professional. It was a perfect match for his teaching style and my learning methods.

    thumb N Reno
    November 4, 2021
  • Classes are not very detailed. Payed for the full enclosure class. It was missing the bimini. There was a free video for the bimini but nit working. I asked to cancel and get money back but no a single email back. I had to claim it on my paypal. Sailrite provide better videos for free.

    thumb Martin Cho
    November 4, 2021
  • John has been a great help to me building my business I highly recommend the video courses he has always quickly answered my questions. And been there when I needed help.

    thumb Tommy Hawkins
    November 4, 2021
  • I Just finished the class at Boat Canvas University and I couldn’t be happier. The small class sizes really help you learn John’s Method which included everything from building the bimini frame to patterning and fabricating the enclosure. John was always willing to answer whatever question we could come up with, and we had a lot. He has this down to a science and I am grateful that he is willing to share his knowledge to help others get into this lucrative career.

    thumb Michael Felton
    December 4, 2021
  • Excellent course! John is a great instructor and I learned a lot while attending his class. It’s very much hands on which helps you learn faster and retain more. I took what I learned and jumped right in and started fabricating bimini tops and enclosures.

    thumb Jeff Ritchie
    August 4, 2022
  • We own a 52 foot Hatteras which needed new canvas and strataglass. Not too many people provide this service and the estimate was about $20,000! We decided to do it ourselves. We bought the courses from Boat Canvas University, a industrial strength sewing machine and all the materials and went to work. The total cost to do it ourselves was about $7,000. We couldn’t have done it without BCU! The courses are easy to follow. We had some questions so we called John. We were very surprised that he answered the phone and was happy to answer all our questions, he was extremely helpful. We have received a lot of compliments on our canvas. Many people have asked us to do it for them but we are retired and don’t want to start a new business.

    thumb Wade Hensley
    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

    thumb Rob Harrington-Johnson
    November 4, 2021
  • If I had any sort of question, it was answered immediately! I liked that. The courses were easy to understand and follow…

    thumb Karen Krug
    November 4, 2021
  • On several occasions I have utilized your videos to help me learn a new trade of business. your detailing is the best in my learning experience. I look forward to utilizing your on line training in my future as I grow my business. thank you for your help. Mrs. T’s Canvas & Upholstery Shop, Inc. Painted Post, NY

    thumb Tina Butters-Hargrave
    November 4, 2021
  • Johns workshop was crucial to me starting up my canvas shop. His teaching is great and has helped me along the way even since the class. Can’t imagine what I would have done without John.

    thumb Lorin Sawyer
    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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