Morbern® Seabrook Sea White 54" Foam Backed Headliner
This headliner is made with Morbern® Seabrook upholstery grade vinyl and high-quality, flame-adhered 3/16" foam backing. Perfect for renovating any boat interior, this vinyl headliner is easy to install. Seabrook vinyl is mildew resistant, flame retardant, durable and easy to clean. Foam-backed headliners hide imperfections better than vinyl alone as the foam can be cut away to accommodate protrusions like nuts and bolt heads. You can also use foam backed headliner for certain upholstery projects, such as automotive and RV doors and center consoles. It can also be used for side panels, steering consoles and cushions on a powerboat or sailboat. Some even choose to use it for vinyl wrapped headboards.
To install, apply 3M™ General Trim Adhesive to both surfaces that are to be bonded together. Do not use a water-based cement or silicone based spray with this headliner. Cut the headliner slightly oversized, press firmly into place and then trim to fit.
In the manufacturing of this product, sheets of vinyl are spliced together on the foam backing. Rolls of 8 or more yards may contain one splice. If you will be working on large spans, we recommend ordering up to 20% more fabric than needed to easily work around these splices.
Pro Tip: It is not recommended to use masking tape on either surface of this headliner fabric.
Note: Although this product is labeled by the manufacturer as white, this fabric has a very slight cream undertone when compared with a true white.
Please Note: The manufacturer lists the width of the fabric as 54"; however, we have found that the fabric varies up to 1 inch in width.
Ratings & Reviews
by John Doherty -
by john -
Very nice product and easy to install
by Kirk Glenn -
Quick ship as usual from Sailrite-well wrapped and packaged.
Product easy to work with and very good quality.
Used the recommended 3M spray adhesive which very
tenacious. One tip: if working with a large piece laying on a flat surface- fold the material in half-spray one half of the surface and material and roll onto the surface-take the remaining half and do like wise. Follow the adhesive instructions paying special attention to the wait time otherwise too early assembly will cause poor adhesion.
Interior replacement for Beneteau First 285
by Chris -
As an early 90's Beneteau owner, I suffer from the malady where the foam of the original headliner material has completely deteriorated causing the vinyl to sag becoming an unsightly nuisance. This product is a perfect replacement. Stripping the old material is a messy job, but I was able to use the old material as a template for the new making the job a bit easier.
Much of the original headliner was hemmed to make a neat finish and being an amateur sewer, I had a bit of a hard time replicating this. Cutting off the foam with a dull x-acto blade helped but make sure not to press to hard or you have too sharp a knife or you can cut through the vinyl. It is pretty thick stuff though, so I was able to do this without much trouble.
One thing that concerned me a little was it was relatively easy to pull back the foam where I cut it off for the hem. Some spots were stuck very well, while others peeled back in long strips. This made me worry about the longevity of this product but in the original case it was not the glue that failed, but the deterioration of the foam. This foam seemed much better than the original so I suspect it will last a long time. (At least until my next upgrade!)
I purchased 6 yards, enough to do the bathroom (which was a total mess) and the bow which I will probably due in the fall. the salon and main berth are also pretty bad but need a lot of material so that will have to wait until next spring.
I'm pretty happy with the way it came out, I was contemplating just painting the walls with epoxy paint but I like to keep things original.
I would recommend this product as I think it will hold up and clean well.
Sailrite is a fantastic place for information (I've watched almost all their videos) and would not hesitate to recommend them or buy from them again. It was the headliner video that gave me enough confidence to tackle the job.