As part of Marlen Textile’s large portfolio of excellent marine fabrics, Top Notch® brings the exceptional performance and longevity you’ve come to expect from this highly rated brand. Sailrite® recommends Top Notch fabric for a wide variety of applications including awnings, dodgers, biminis, boat tops, sail covers and more.
Sailrite offers three collections of Top Notch fabric. Top Notch® 9 fabrics are made with 100% solution-dyed polyester fabric with a fluorocarbon finish, making them breathable, reversible and water-repellent. They are also crafted with solution-dyed yarns to ensure long-term colorfastness. You can expect high strength, abrasion resistance, dimensional stability and high UV resistance with any Top Notch 9 fabric choice. This material offers 9 ounces per square yard for a high level of water and mildew resistance without compromising breathability. It’s also designed to resist shrinking, stretching and sagging.
We offer Top Notch® 11.5 in a variety of colors. Top Notch 11.5 a heavier-weight version of Top Notch 9. This polyester fabric uses a higher denier yarn to create heavy-duty strength that’s best suited for industrial and commercial applications. Just like Top Notch 9, the 11.5-ounce is reversible, breathable and water-repellent.
Top Notch® 1S fabric is also 100% polyester but it boasts a clear urethane coating on one side for extreme water repellency. It has all the same positive qualities of 9 and 11.5, but due to its urethane coating, it is not as breathable as 9 and 11.5. When in doubt about which fabric you need for your application, know that we offer samples of all our fabrics. We’re also happy to assist you with any questions you have.