Eco-friendly Boat Lift Covers
Boat Lift & Canopy proudly offers green boat lift canopy covers. The eco-industrial hemp canvas is a tough, durable, colorfast, mold and UV resistant fabric and is naturally anti-microbial, making it the perfect material to use on your boat lift canopy. People have been using hemp canvas for thousands of years – true hemp has been discovered in tombs as old as 8000 BC. It was used for sails, tents, covers and awnings. The sails of the Mayflower were made of it. Levi Strauss made his first jeans out it. Betsy Ross made the first American flag with hemp.
However, there is some confusion about the relationship between hemp and marijuana. Hemp isn't a narcotic and is most similar to flax, the fiber of linen products. In fact, if you were to plant hemp and marijuana next to each other, they would cross pollinate and the hemp plant would cause the marijuana plant to lose its narcotic qualities.
The hemp plant is a renewable resource that is drought resistant and actually restores the soil. Hemp doesn’t harm the environment, and in 2014, the U.S. Congress designated hemp as an agricultural commodity in the 2014 US Farm Bill.
While a hemp cover will not pollute, the same can’t be said about a vinyl canopy. Eventually your old vinyl canvas will become chalky and brittle as its vinyl breaks down, which will cause plasticizers and phthalates to be released into the environment and leached into the water source your boat is on.
Our environmentally friendly boat lift canopies are available in four colors: tan, natural, dark brown and forest green . The 18.5 oz. woven fabric is the most durable material on the market. Hemp doesn't break down, it breaks in. Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers, and it has superior properties. This sturdy fabric is naturally mildew resistant and has an SPF of 15 that can stand up to the sun. Products made from hemp will outlast their competition by many years. Not only is hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fiber. This prevents canopies from becoming distorted with use.
The hemp lift cover offers an effective way to look after the environment while protecting your boat at the same time . Get the quality and longevity only a hemp cover can offer. This canopy is made in America, comes with our extended guarantee and is amazingly priced!