Upholstery Scam

I want to give anyone who is looking to reupholster their boat a huge warning! Stay away from Boat Interiors Design in Keller, Texas.
I have been burned so badly by this company and don’t want anyone to go through my experience. This company received every boat skin on my boat and a large deposit on March 13th. It is now July 19th, and I have yet to receive anything back. Once I started asking for my skins and money back they “supposedly” are halfway finished. I have been “mislead” (nice word) so many times its ridiculous. By the way, I have every email and text to support my experience. I’m really surprised that MasterCraft has not done anything to stop this company from using the MasterCraft name. I recently discovered from a boat dealer that Boat Interior Designs is misleading everyone to believe they are another upholstery company in the Keller, Texas area. That company’s name is…. Boat Interiors (the original). Boat Interiors (the original) is a highly respected, excellent quality upholsterer with several decades of experience. I’m sure you see what is happening to customers now. Thinking they got the good company, but really got the bad! Here is another sign, when you call the bad company’s phone number, you get a recording and they NEVER return your call!
If you know where I can get any old MC 197 seat skin patterns, please let me know. Looks like I will be starting from scratch reassembling my interior.


  • DekeDeke Posts: 406 Baller
    Sorry to hear that @Sportsturf I would probably start with the MC forum, TeamTalk. Lot's of good knowledge there.
  • EljaybeeEljaybee Posts: 49 Baller
    Sorry to hear about your experience. Agree w Deke ... teamtalk is a terrific resource. I am a big fan of Viper Customs in Maryville, TN. Fantastic work as they redid my entire 89 Prostar with factory patterns. Good luck!
  • Thanks Deke & Eljaybee! The challenge is finding an upholstery that can produce new seat skins without the old seat skin pattern to go by. Thanks for the suggestion and will give them a call.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,203 Mega Baller
    @Sportsturf - if you don't have skins you're free to have someone modernize it up a bit.

    Separate rear jump seats instead of a bench with a step in the middle, jump seat in the front etc.

  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,048 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2020
    Viper Customs has done enough MC's my bet is they have the patterns. Worth a call
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 182 Baller
    I would just find someone local and let them take at look at the boat. As @BraceMaker said, you can customize or modernize if you find someone that does quality work.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,796 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2020
    You said they claimed to be halfway finished. Did you go and confront them face to face and see for yourself?
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Google reviews tend to indicate they were shut down for a while due to Covid, but there are people getting responses and product.

    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • They received my skins 4/8/2021. Still waiting.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,796 Crazy Baller
    @Sidman111 and @Sportsturf you both got hosed by the same jerks???
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • LaketimeLaketime Posts: 1
    Sportstuff, Sidman, did you ever get your seats back? Anyone else scammed by them?
Sign In or Register to comment.