DIY Boat Shades

DIY Boat Shade Kits

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DIY Boat Shade Kits

Do-it-Yourself Boat Shade Kits

SureShade offers easy to install options for boat owners to complete DIY installs of retractable sunshade systems on hardtops, extending canvas for more shade in the bow or cockpit area of a boat.

DIY refit options include:

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 27 feet

SureShade MTF Manual Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 35 feet

DIY Boat Shade Products

When it comes to upgrades, many boaters prefer do-it-yourself projects that allow them to save money and control the project outcome. But until recently, the only options boaters had were costly custom shade solutions (which often results in obtrusive fixed support poles) or using low-quality DIY shade products that serve as a temporary, somewhat flimsy “canopy” while anchored or docked.

SureShade now offers DIY installation options that have set a new standard for do-it-yourself boat shade.

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade

SureShade RTX™ Pull-Out Boat Shade is a patented retractable shade system that operates with an easy pull-out and push-in mechanism.

Built with our telescoping technology, SureShade RTX provides boaters with a lightweight, low-cost option for shade within seconds and can be installed on T-Top, hardtop, arch or tower.

The SureShade RTX shade kit can be dealer or DIY installed and is the ideal shade solution for boats under 27 feet.

Price: Starts at $1,800 USD plus installation

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MTF Manual Shade

SureShade MTF Manual Shade

SureShade MTF™ Manual Boat Shade is a patented retractable shade system that operates manually with a simple hand lever to extend or retract canvas on a boat.

Featured by top boat builders worldwide, SureShade MTF is A lightweight and easy-to-install system.

With surface-mount or fully-integrated install options, SureShade MTF is the ideal shade solution for boats under 35 feet.

Price: Starts at $2,450 USD plus installation

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Our automated, electrically operated shade systems – SureShade ATF Automated Boat Shade and SureShade M3 Automated Mega Boat Shade  – are dealer or factory installed products due to the complexity of the shade installation.

Easy, DIY Install Process

DIY Boat Shade Kits

When you purchase the SureShade MTF or SureShade RTX retractable shade system you will need to provide the following:

  • Measurements for your boat top’s width
  • Measurements for your desired shade length
  • Choice of Sunbrella Marine Canvas color 

Our DIY install instructions will guide you through each step of the shade installation – from measuring for precise placement to ensuring mounting clamps are positioned in the right place for optimal performance. We provide all necessary mounting components and full installation instructions with detailed illustrations for assembly and installation.

Of course, if you prefer more assistance with installing SureShade MTF or RTX, we are happy to coordinate installation with your local boat dealer’s service department.

Most importantly, every shade we sell – whether directly to a boater, through a dealer or as a manufacturer installation – comes along with outstanding customer service to ensure that your installation runs smoothly and you are more than happy with your new shade.

MTF Install Video

(as seen on Powerboat Television)

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTF or RTX can be dealer installed or installed by a private boat owner as a DIY project. We provide all necessary mounting components and full installation instructions with each shade kit.

I’M READY TO GET SHADY

Boat Builders / Dealers

Builders: Add a factory-installed manual shade option or feature to your boat line as part of a new boat design or retrofit. Dealers:  Offer our shade to clients as an aftermarket installation.

WE HAVE A SHADY PROJECT

Explore More SureShade Products

ATF Automated Shade

ATF Automated Shade
  • Eletrically powered
  • Ideal for boats over 30 feet
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M3 Automated Shade

M3 Mega Shade
  • Electrically powered
  • Ideal for boats over 60 feet
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