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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

  • 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.

    thumb Jason Wezgraj
    April 4, 2022
  • John is 100% legit. I was skeptical about this course to begin with after seeing his ad on Facebook and reading the comments. The amount of information and knowledge that he shares is stuff you couldn’t gain from 20 years doing it on your own. I had absolutely no sewing or canvas fabrication experience prior to making the trek to Maryland this week. Not only has John managed to teach me to sew, but fabricate quality products. I still have a lot of work and learning to do on my own, however whether you are a novice wanting to gain a skill or a fabricator looking to hone their craft, this is the course for you. Not only is John a knowledgeable, skilled craftsman, he is a no BS teacher. I figured there was no possible way he could teach me to sew in four days. Not only did he teach me to sew, he taught me to sew, maintain my equipment, set me up with the contacts I needed, pattern, fabricate, finish and maintain my work, run my business, all while making a quality product. I suggest anyone who is hesitant, take the plunge. Do it, be ready to have information overload, be ready to learn and ask lots of questions. John will go above and beyond to teach you this craft.

    thumb Eric Lowmaster
    April 4, 2022
  • What a GREAT instructor. I’ve been sewing in canvas awning industry for over 44 years, just not marine canvas. John’s instructions give you the insight to do things the right way and he is always available if you run into problems. Thank you John! Keep up the great work

    thumb G
    November 4, 2021
  • I really learned alot from the videos and they really increased my speed!

    thumb tangi bohlmann
    November 4, 2021
  • I completed the February workshop last week and enjoyed every minute of it. I walked in on the first day with very little experience and thought I was in way over my head. With John’s knowledge and instruction I was able to gain the skill, feel confident and complete the course with the ability to continue down the path of canvas work. If you are thinking of learning this trade, I would highly recommend attending the Boat Canvas University and learning from John C.

    thumb Jeffrey Abulencia
    March 4, 2022
  • Would definitely recommend this to anybody thinking about getting into the canvas industry. Just one trick from John’s huge inventory of tricks is worth the price of the course. Can also vouch that Johns work ethic doesn’t stop after the course. I have called him on numerous occasions and he has always been very helpful. The class that I took from him truly is one of those gift that keeps giving can’t say enough about him.

    thumb Leonard Parks
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This is a great starter course for anyone looking to get into the field of marine canvas. It started me off and we now have a thriving business. From the very beginning, I got the feeling that he cared about teaching and would spend the time necessary for you to fully understand his methods. I enjoyed the class and learned tons! But, the support you get afterwards is just as valuable. He has been always available when I came across something over my head. If your interested in Canvas, take the course! You won’t be disappointed!

    thumb JEFF WARREN
    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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