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Handcraft Mattress Company is a family-owned, fourth-generation American manufacturer of custom boat bed mattresses for super yachts, power/motor yachts and sail boats.

Since its founding in 1986, Handcraft Mattress Company is the industry leader in manufacturing high quality, custom-made, hand-measured OEM mattresses and fine bedding for the super yacht industry, catering direct to customers and boat builders alike (Viking, Hatteras, Nordhavn, Carver, Catalina, Marquis and Regal, to name just a few). Handcraft Mattress Company has set the standard in the boat bed mattress industry, pioneering design innovations such as hinge-fold mattress options; sheet snaps; straps and buckles for easy installation of sheets in tight quarters; and innovative, new, adjustable platform mattress beds. These custom, specialized mattresses are engineered specifically for the high humidity of marine environments and are custom-built to fit your unique berth space.

Owner and President Dave Ogle is a third-generation mattress maker and avid boater. Both his grandfather and father worked in the mattress industry. Dave’s father had a mattress company and made custom furniture so Dave grew up in the 1970s cutting coils and shaping them into custom mattresses and round beds with wire cutters. When he started working at Newport Bedding Company, he took this knowledge with him. However, his interest in boats took over and he branched out to start his own mattress business with specifically customized mattress beds for boats. In 1986, Dave participated in the Newport Beach Boat Show in Southern California and made custom boat mattresses for the show. Following his success at the Newport Beach Boat Show, Dave rented an office and started Handcraft Mattress Company. By 1994, Handcraft Mattress Company had taken on boat builder Carver Yachts as their OEM vendor, increasing to 90% acquisition of all boat builders in the United States by the late 1990s. His son Brian joined the business in 2000; and together he and Dave carry on the Handcraft Mattress Company tradition of custom boat mattress-making for thousands of customers and boat builders around the world in both their Costa Mesa, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL facilities.

Handcraft Mattress Company’s commitment to quality and service – we guarantee our boat bed patterns for 10 years – and 35 years of bed-making tradition and heritage bring back satisfied repeat customer business year after year. Rest assured you will have the most comfortable sleep on board your boat with one of our custom Handcraft Mattress Company boat beds.