Article: Coastlines – Boat Show Issue 2009


Blair Schrader may the newest member on the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County Board of Directors, but he is not new to doing business with marine interests in Palm Beach County.

In fact, his family’s business, E.J. Schrader Mattress Company, was started in Downtown West Palm Beach by his father in 1956 and has been providing custom-designed and manufactured mattresses to boaters for the past 50+ years.

“We manufacture mattresses of any size, shape, dimension and specification known in the boating and yachting communities,” Blair said. “We take pride in our ability to meet any need our customer has and to provide it with the best customer service possible.”

Creating custom bedding for boats includes creating a template for each specific mattress, and then designing it according to the firmness and style that the customer chooses, he said. Additional custom design features include hinged mattresses to provide access for under-bed storage areas and hidden compartments for jewelry and other valuables.

Blair Schrader“Over the years, we have carved out a niche for ourselves in this specialty market,” Blair explained. “We work closely with designers and are members of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) and can provide everything from custom mattresses to upholstered headboards and box springs – whatever our customer needs!”

Blair and his wife, Diane, have been members of the MIAPBC for several years. He said membership in MIAPBC has provided them with a better insight into the needs of their marine clients, provided networking opportunities with potential clients and related businesses which can lead to client referrals. “We especially like that so many of the marine businesses are family-owned businesses like ours which take great pride in pleasing their customers,” he said. “It’s the cornerstone of our continuing success.”

Visit Blair and Diane in Booth #571 at the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 26th thru March 30th on West Palm Beach’s waterfront, downtown on Flagler Drive.

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6601 Norton Avenue
West Palm Beach FL 33405


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