Fabric Structures for the Marine Industry

Fabric StructuresBig Top has many years of experience designing fabric structures for the marine industry. One of the reasons we’ve had so much success in this industry is the UV-protection that our fabric shelters provide. The fabric that we use has been engineered to block 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation to protect your equipment and your staff so that they can safely weld and fabricate out of the elements. This also means that the temperature inside one of our shelters will remain cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, creating a comfortable space for maintenance crews and other marine personnel to work.

Big Top’s fabric structures can be anchored to just about any foundation, including shipping containers, and can be sized according to your specifications, whether you need a simple shade to store a boat or a clear span structure to cover a dry dock. Additionally, they have a clear span design to provide an unencumbered space for storage, maintenance, or any other maritime task, and can include a crane rail for telescopic maneuvering, which makes it easy to bring in materials. Our fabric structures are commonly used as:

  • Shipyard support structures
  • Dry dock and graving dock covers
  • Barge and marine enclosures
  • Cargo enclosures
  • Boat storage
  • Sandblasting and painting facilities
  • Warehouses
  • And more

Furthermore, the translucent fabric of our structures allows in natural light, which not only helps to reduce moisture and prevent bacteria growth, but can also save on energy costs. You may also be able to take advantage of tax savings since our temporary shelters can be registered as equipment with the IRS. And, in the event that your shelter needs to be relocated, it can easily be moved with a crane-lifting package or by crane rail.

Simply put: you’ll be hard-pressed to find more versatile and protective fabric structures for your maritime needs. Contact Big Top today to learn more.