About Us

Your trusted partner for all your upholstery needs

Located in the heart of Rhode Island, we are proud to serve our community with top-quality upholstery services.

About RI Marine Upholstery

At Rhode Island Marine Upholstery, we specialize in providing upholstery services for boats, although we do much more than that. Our team of skilled craftsmen brings years of experience to every project, ensuring that your upholstery is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Now, our expertise doesn't stop at boats. We also handle a wide range of other projects, including those for motorcycles, vehicles, restaurant booths, and more. No matter the size or complexity of your project, you can count on us to deliver exceptional results.

In addition to our upholstery services, we are excited to offer classes for those interested in learning the art of upholstery. These classes are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle your own upholstery projects. Next time a repair is needed, you can handle it yourself.

We can handle a lot beyond materials for boats. Here are some ideas for the wide variety we can cover, including but not limited to...

• Living Room Sofas
• Dining Room Chairs
• Bedroom Headboards
• Ottoman Furniture
• Window Seats
• Home Office Chairs
• Chaise Lounges
• Recliners
• Bar Stools
• Benches
• Loveseats
• Armchairs
• Rocking Chairs
• Footstools
• Daybeds
• Futons
• Accent Chairs
• Wingback Chairs
• Club Chairs
• Swivel Chairs
• Gym Equipment
• Dental Chairs
• Barber Chairs
• Massage Tables
• Hospital Beds
• Wheelchairs
• Aircraft Interiors
• RV Interiors
• Train Interiors
• Bus Interiors
• Cinema Seats
• Stadium Seats
• Hotel Lobby Furniture
• Casino Furniture
• Yacht Interiors
• Golf Cart Seats
• Baby Car Seats
• Children's Furniture
• Pet Furniture
• Outdoor Patio Furniture

Learn the upholstery trade yourself, whether you want a new skill, to create something unique, or to handle your own repairs.

Imagine making your own sail. Or making a repair to it.

Not a boater? A tote made of a real recycled sail is universal.

Whatever interests you, the skill of upholstery and practice of working with your hands to create and improve on something is invaluable.

Improving our own capabilities brings great power and confidence, and leaving the session with a practical item for yourself is a great bonus.

The upholstery classes we offer are limited to up to four students, so whether you have never touched a sewing machine or you're experienced, we can make sure you're receiving a valuable lesson.

Cushions? Covers? Totes? We always have new classes available for a variety of goals, so keep an eye on our class calendar and schedule an upcoming lesson for yourself. Plus, it's great fun to bring a friend.

Affiliated with Narragansett Sailing School

We are a sister company of Narragansett Sailing School, where we teach people the joy and skill of sailing. Both at RIMU and NSS, we have a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The sailing school is also where the marine upholstery classes began until it grew into its own business as part of RIMU.
Visit Narragansett Sailing School
  • “I found the information on the background of sails, positioning, life of sails, materials used etc., extremely useful.”

    Bill O’Brien

  • “Francois was an excellent instructor. He is an expert in the art of sail making. I’m grateful to have an opportunity to learn from him. He was very patient with us though we probably weren’t anywhere up to his standards. I learned a lot about sewing in general. Everything from the layout of material, stitches, sewing machines, fabrics, sewing tools and final finishing touches. I also learned the importance of broad seams in a sail to create the correct form for optimal sailing. I appreciate the theory and background he provided on the topic too.”

    Diane Worrell

  • “Francois was fantastic. I really enjoyed listening and working with him.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the class! It was my favorite so far especially because there wasn’t a quiz at the end. This class was for my personal enrichment as a sailor.”
  • “I found the sail making class choke full of information. Understanding sail trim, twist, jib car positioning, acquiring dimensions, designing of the sail, broad seaming….. The list goes on. This class will not only make you a better sailor, but you may even become a sail maker”

Interested in a project or taking a class?

Book a session on the Sewing Classes page or reach out to us for a free estimate on your project.
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