Boat Canvas University
Video Training Program

Our Video Training Program

You won’t find a more comprehensive video training course on the topic of Boat Canvas Fabrication anywhere else online. Each video contains in-depth details going over everything you’ll need to know from master instructor John Cavender with over 30 years experience. 

The video training course includes 50+ videos guiding you on every aspect of marine fabrication.  

Courses include topics such as Biminis, Covers, Enclosures, Sailboats, Upholstery, Business Class and the entire In-Person Workshop class.

$3,000 Lifetime access

What’s Included

Everything you’ll need to know to start a career in Boat Canvas Fabrication.

Course Catalog (150+ Videos!)






Business & Marketing

Meet Your Instructor

John Cavender, Master Instructor


In 1990, after four years of military service, John began building mobile workshops using large panel vans with built-in tools and sewing tables. This enabled him to meet the high demand for custom canvas in a wide variety of applications and locations. These mobile workshops grossed millions of dollars annually
In 1998, John was contracted to manufacture eradicable awnings. This led him to focus in metal fabrication for Marriott, making awnings for public schools in Florida as well as major grocery chains. He quickly earned a reputation for his metal fabrication work.
In 2003, John’s “OEM” (original equipment manufacturing) branch of the business took off. He was responsible for the patterning and duplication of patterns to meet the high demand of his clientele, which included Angler Bass Boats, Blazer Bass and Bay Boats,

By 2012 John began filming “tricks of the trade” videos and invented a specialty tool to make a very complex patterning and scribing process possible with a simple, easy-to-use system.

John’s love of his craft is undeniable. He is 100% committed to sharing his vast knowledge and years of experience in a wide variety of applications. His mission with Boat Canvas University is to provide others who share his passion with the step-by-step instruction to allow them, too, to become successful fabricators.

Testimonials From Students

“Everyone who joins Boat Canvas University will increase their potential to earn significantly more
money by the end of the course.”

Student Review

Student Review

Join 100’s Who Have Gotten Certified

“Whether You’re A Beginner Or Not, My Course Will Level Up Your Skillset And Earn You More Money. I Guarantee It!”

John Cavender works tirelessly to ensure the success of every student that enrolls into this program.