John LeMole swimming in the sea next to his boat

About us

Improving on what has come before

John LeMole started Gemini Marine Products to do things a better way.

After 20 years of building dodgers, bimini tops and other marine canvas, he invented the hinges that make the Gemlock folding struts possible. He then went on to develop a line of stainless hardware for marine canvas frames that enable sleek, effective attachments for grab rails, tensioning support struts and solar panel platforms for sail and power boats.

Quickly adopted for their high quality, ease of use and the improvements they offer to boat styling, all of our products have now been thoroughly field tested on hundreds of boats.

We sell all our hardware from our bustling canvas shop in Rockland, Maine and through a network of distributor partners.

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

IFAI Marine Fabricators Associations logo

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

MFA awards

2014

Outstanding Achievement – Dodgers and Biminis with Enclosures

2001

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