Interior Designer & Founder: Liz Diaz
North Beach Marine Canvas was founded in 1986 by Liz Diaz, née Elizabeth Roso, in North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. NBMC has long served the San Francisco boating community from its Showroom at Pier 40 - South Beach Harbor, adjacent to Oracle Park. Since its inception, NBMC Yacht Interiors continually strives to make your yacht what you want it to be. We take immense pride in combining your needs with our talent in crafting functional, durable and beautiful interiors.
Liz always knew she would create her own business. After working as head hunter and getting acquainted with the Bay Area maritime community, she founded NBMC. It was her life experience that led her to this pivotal point in her career. She loves sewing and sailing, so starting her own business and merging these two life-long passions was a natural course. She has sewn since she was five years old and her mother said that she learned to sew before she could write. As a child, she would use the scraps from her sewing machine to make her dolls clothing. For three years in high school, Liz studied architecture, which laid the foundation for the distinct ability to design three dimensionally. This passion for design, esthetics and fabrics merged into crafting beautiful yacht interiors. As a boater, Liz owns a 1951 "Maya", MORC, which she races annually in the Master Mariner Regatta. She is very active in the sailing community and is currently is the directorship of the board on San Francisco Master Mariners Benevolent Association.