MTF manual shade

MTF Manual Boat Shade

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MTF Manual Shade

Manually Operated Telescoping 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 semi-integrated install options, SureShade MTF is the ideal shade solution for boats under 35 feet.


Retail Price (MSRP): Starts at $2,450 USD plus installation

Key Features

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTF can be either 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

How it Works

MTF Manual Shade

SureShade MTF Manual Shade operated with a simple hand lever and is an ideal shade solution for boats under 35 feet lacking adequate shade coverage.

SureShade MTF features a lightweight aluminum framework that can be easily installed for more boat shade forward, aft or both.

SureShade developed the manual version at the request of marine trade professionals and boaters who were looking for a lighter weight and lower-cost version of the shade system for smaller boats (under 35’ or 10.6 m) – without compromising the unique self-supported features of the automated system. The result is a groundbreaking sunshade system that is suitable for virtually any style boat and any size budget.

Designed specifically for the marine environment, this manual shade system can be installed on any boat or yacht with sufficient overhead structure (such as a hardtop, arch, tower or bridge).

Using our patented telescoping sunshade system, SureShade MTF easily extends or retracts shade

SureShade MTF: Patents Utilized

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SureShade MTF Manual Shade

Retail Price (MSRP): Starts at $2,450 (USD) plus shipping & installation*

Price for Shade Kit Includes:

  • SureShade MTF anodized aluminum telescoping framework
  • Hand lever for operation and all necessary assembly components
  • Specialized mounting brackets (for your specific boat application)
  • Sunbrella canvas in your color choice
  • One year parts warranty

*Installation charges are applied by your installer if utilized.

Sunbrella MarineOur sunshade systems feature marine-grade Sunbrella® canvas for optimal durability in a marine environment.

Sunbrella canvas resists mildew and fading and carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for sun protection.

To view available canvas colors, visit the Sunbrella Marine Fabric showroom (solid colors only) for a full selection of marine canvas colors to choose from for your SureShade sunshade system.

Key Technical Features

  • Hand lever operated retractable shade
  • Self-supported anodized aluminum framework
  • Spring tension roller type allows for hands-free roll-up
  • Independently tested and can withstand winds of 50+ mph (80kph)
  • Ideal for boats under 35 feet in length (9 m) with an overhead structure
  • Two-stage telescopic framework design with maximum shade extension of 6 feet (1829 mm)

Additional Specifications:

Shade Extension Length – 6 ft (1829 mm)
Actual Canvas Length – 85 in (2337 mm)
Stationary Tube Length – 60 in (1524 mm)
Overall Length – 68 in (1727 mm)
Max Centerline Width – 96 in (2438 mm)
Material – Anodized aluminum
Camber? – No
Approximate Weight – 40 lbs (18 kg)
Installation Time – 4-5 hours

How to Measure for SureShade MTF

Our comprehensive measuring documents will guide you through the process for determining proper placement and sizing for your SureShade system.

MTF – Hardtop Measuring Guide – (PDF opens in new window)

MTF – T-Top Measuring Guide – (PDF opens in new window)

SureShade Product Warranty

SureShade warrants the shade framework (electric or manual shade) will be free from material defects and workmanship and will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any inoperable components that are reported within 3 years from the date of shade sale to original purchaser.

SureShade will also replace, at its sole discretion, the canvas component of the shade system (electric or manual) when reported defective within one year from the date of canvas manufacture as indicated on the white manufacturer tag attached to the canvas (tag must remain attached for warranty purposes).

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, tower, 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 MTF can be mounted any number of ways to a hardtop, bridge or radar arch. 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 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 MTF automated system is made of anodized aluminum, designed to withstand a harsh marine environment. 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. 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 MTF manual shade system if you require assistance from a dealer or marine service technician (estimated 4-5 hours). MTF can be installed as a DIY project by a private boat owner with basic installation skills. SureShade provides full instructions and necessary parts for installation with every shade kit.

The SureShade MTF manual shade systems can be ordered directly through your dealer (if installation services are needed) or boaters may purchase directly from SureShade if installing as a DIY project. SureShade will coordinate directly with local boat dealers or private boaters for selection of shade top and type of installation. SureShade MTF is also available on select new boat models as a factory installed option/feature.

Our sunshade systems feature marine-grade Sunbrella® canvas for optimal durability in a marine environment. Sunbrella canvas resists mildew and fading and carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for sun protection.

To view available canvas colors, visit the Sunbrella Marine Fabric showroom (solid colors only) for a full selection of marine canvas colors to choose from for your SureShade sunshade system.

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTF can be either 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

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  • Ideal for boats under 27 feet
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  • Ideal for boats over 30 feet
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