Frequently Asked Questions

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frequently asked questions

SureShade is unlike any other marine sunshade solution on the market… so we understand that you may have some questions!

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about SureShade product features and our sales and installation process.

RTX Pull-Out Shade

SureShade RTX: Frequently Asked Questions

Our RTX Pull-Out sunshade system is ideal for boats under 27 feet with an overhead structure – such as a hardtop, arch, T-Top or Tower. Our engineering and design team works with boat manufacturers, dealers and private owners on placement designs that complement the overall aesthetics of a boat.
SureShade RTX can be mounted any number of ways – depending on the type of overhead structure. Using specialized clamps and mounting brackets, RTX can be surface-mounted topside or underside. SureShade will work with OEMs, dealers or private boat owners on the best placement of the shade based on the boat design. Clients have the final say as to how they want our shade to be mounted to their boat.
The design, structure and durability of the two sunshade systems are the same – all of our shade systems use our patented telescoping design. The only difference is how the shade is operated to extend or retract. The RTX shade operated by pulling the shade system out or pushing it in to open it – canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. The MTF manual system is operated by a manual hand lever that extends or retracts canvas on the telescoping shade system.
The framework of SureShade RTX Pull-Out shade is made of a lightweight aluminum framework, and the framework extends and retracts via telescoping actuators. Engineered to be fully self-supported, the framework of all of our shade systems requires no support poles when fully extended allowing for unobstructed views and accessibility on a boat.
Yes, our designs are so robust that they can be used fully extended while a boat is underway. SureShade shades have been independently tested and can withstand wind speeds of 50+ mph, and can hold 300 lbs across the framework. However, we do not recommend extending or retracting operation of the shade top while underway or cruising with a forward (bow) mounted shade extended.
Additional installation charges may apply for our RTX shade system if assistance from a dealer or marine service technician is needed. Contact SureShade or a dealer for pricing on a particular boat model and/or type of installation.
Boaters may purchase SureShade DIY products (MTF manual shade and RTX pull-out shade) directly from us, through a dealer or as a factory installed option/feature.

MTF Manual Shade

SureShade MTF: Frequently Asked Questions

Our MTF Manual sunshade system is ideal for boats under 35 feet with an overhead structure – such as a hardtop or arch. Our engineering and design team works with boat manufacturers, dealers and private owners on placement designs that complement the overall aesthetics of a boat.
SureShade MTF can be mounted any number of ways – depending on the type of overhead structure. Using specialized clamps and mounting brackets, MTF can be surface-mounted topside or underside. SureShade will work with OEMs, dealers or private boat owners on the best placement of the shade based on the boat design. Clients have the final say as to how they want our shade to be mounted to their boat.
The design, structure and durability of the two sunshade systems are the same – all of our shade systems use our patented telescoping design. The only difference is how the shade is operated to extend or retract. The RTX shade operated by pulling the shade system out or pushing it in to open it – canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. The MTF manual system is operated by a manual hand lever that extends or retracts canvas on the telescoping shade system.
The framework of SureShade MTF Manual shade is made of a lightweight aluminum framework, and the framework extends and retracts via telescoping actuators. Engineered to be fully self-supported, the framework of all of our shade systems requires no support poles when fully extended allowing for unobstructed views and accessibility on a boat.
Yes, our designs are so robust that they can be used fully extended while a boat is underway. SureShade shades have been independently tested and can withstand wind speeds of 50+ mph, and can hold 300 lbs across the framework. However, we do not recommend extending or retracting operation of the shade top while underway or cruising with a forward (bow) mounted shade extended.
Additional installation charges may apply for our MTF shade system if assistance from a dealer or marine service technician is needed. Contact SureShade or a dealer for pricing on a particular boat model and/or type of installation.
Boaters may purchase SureShade DIY products (MTF manual shade and RTX pull-out shade) directly from us, through a dealer or as a factory installed option/feature.

ATF Automated Shade

SureShade ATF: Frequently Asked Questions

Our ATF automated sunshade system is ideal for boats over 30 feet with an overhead structure – such as a hardtop, arch or bridge. Our engineering and design team works with boat manufacturers and dealers on placement designs that complement the overall aesthetics of a boat.
SureShade ATF can be mounted any number of ways to a hardtop, bridge or radar arch. ATF can be surface-mounted (topside or underside) or fully integrated within a boat’s fiberglass. SureShade will work with OEMs, dealers or private boat owners on the best placement of the shade based on the boat design. Clients have the final say as to how they want our shade to be mounted to their boat.
The design, structure and durability of the two sunshade systems are the same – all of our shade systems use our patented telescoping design. The only difference is how the shade is operated to extend or retract. The ATF automated shade system is powered by a motor and is wired to the boat’s battery. The MTF manual system is operated by a manual hand lever, and the RTX Pull-out Shade is operated with a pull-out/push-in mechanism.
The framework of SureShade ATF automated system is made of stainless steel (316SS), and the framework extends and retracts via telescoping actuators. Engineered to be fully self-supported, the framework of all of our shade systems requires no support poles when fully extended allowing for unobstructed views and accessibility on a boat.
Yes, our designs are so robust that they can be used fully extended while a boat is underway. SureShade shades have been independently tested and can withstand wind speeds of 50+ mph, and can hold 300 lbs across the framework. However, we do not recommend extending or retracting operation of the shade top while underway or cruising with a forward (bow) mounted shade extended.
Additional installation charges will apply for our ATF automated shade system which requires assistance from a dealer or marine service technician. Contact SureShade or a dealer for pricing on a particular boat model and/or type of installation.
The SureShade ATF automated systems are typically dealer or factory-installed and you can order SureShade directly through your dealer. SureShade will coordinate directly with local boat dealers for selection of shade top and type of installation. Boaters may purchase SureShade DIY products (MTF manual shade and RTX pull-out shade) directly from us, through a dealer or as a factory installed option/feature.

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

We will work directly with you, your boat dealer and/or service tech (depending on shade product selected) in order to recommend the best sunshade system for your boat.

I’M READY TO GET SHADY

Boat Builders / Dealers

Builders: Add a factory-installed 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