About us

Improving on what has gone before

Innovation stems from experience

Quality and service

Since 1994

Years of building superior marine canvas and upholstery lead John to invent the hinges that make the Gemlock folding strut (and so the strapless bimini and drop top dodger) possible.

John went on to develop a line of stainless steel hardware for marine canvas and solar panel frames that have been widely adopted for their high quality, ease of use and the improvements they offer to boat styling.

Gemini Marine Products are sold from John’s bustling canvas shop, online and via our international network of distributors.

John works and lives in Midcoast Maine with his wife and two children.

John LeMole swimming in the sea near his boat
Industrial Fabrics Association Marine Fabricators Association logo

John has won multiple awards from the Industrial Fabrics Association International Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) and has been an MFA Marine Fabricator Craftsman since 1999 .

MFA awards

2014

Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers and Biminis with Enclosures

2011

Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers
Award of Excellence – Dodgers
Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers with Extensions and Closures

2000

Outstanding Achievement – Biminis
Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers

1999

1st Place – Dodgers with Extensions
Award of Excellence – Marine Exterior Fabric Products (Sailboats)
Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers
Outstanding Achievement – Convertible Tops with Camperbacks

1998

Design Award – Marine Exterior Fabric Products (Sailboats)
Outstanding Achievement – Spray Hood
Outstanding Achievement – California Dodgers
Outstanding Achievement – Convertible Tops with Camperbacks

1997

1st place – Traditional Dodgers