Our Patented Sunshade Technology

Our Patented Technology 2017-09-26T10:06:58+00:00

SureShade’s innovative retractable sunshade systems are an industry game-changer for boat builders and dealers.

As a designer and inventor of marine sunshade systems, SureShade holds patents* for several components and continues to develop innovative sunshade designs for nearly any boat style.

Our patented technology is unlike any other in the marine industry… and simply cannot be matched.

*Other U.S. and international patents pending.

New Product Designs – IBEX 2017

SureShade Marks 10 Years at IBEX with 2017 Debut of Next Generation Boat Shades

SureShade Solar Boat Shade

SureShade Solar Shade (SS Solar)

SureShade introduces a groundbreaking solar retractable shade system that harnesses the abundant availability of the sun to generate and transmit supplemental boat power.

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SureShade SGT 85 percent noise reduction

SureShade ATF-SG Silent Glide Technology

SureShade has developed a next-generation automated retractable sunshade system with its new ATF-SG shade – an electric shade with “silent glide” technology producing 85% less noise than its current ATF electric shade.

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SureShade MTX

SureShade MTX Manual Pull-Out Shade

SureShade MTX offers builders and boaters a new manual pull-out shade system that leverages the telescoping framework, stainless steel construction, cambered roller design & functionality of SureShade’s flagship ATF Automated Boat Shade at half the cost.

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Primary Patents Issued and Approved

Telescoping Framework Patent

U.S. Patent #7571691 – “Retractable Bimini Top Device”
Europe and China Patents – Notice of Approval
Canada Patent – Notice of Approval

Only SureShade has a patented telescoping framework technology that allows boat shade tops to extend and retract with no support poles to interfere with boating activities. It is this tele-frame technology that makes SureShade robust and durable in harsh marine environments.

*Telescoping Framework patent applies to: ALL SureShade products

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Arched Roller Framework Patent

U.S. Patent #7895964 – “Arched Canopy Assembly”

Designed to accommodate the unique curves of a boat, the arched roller component serves as part of the self-supported retractable sunshade system by SureShade. The curvature of the arched roller system complements the curves of a boat’s overhead structure – such as a radar arch or hardtop – enhancing boat aesthetics and acting as a natural extension of the boat design.

*Arched Roller Patent applies to: SureShade RTXSureShade ATF and SureShade M3 shades

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Manual Shade Patent

US Patent #8857366 – “Manually-operated boat canopy system”

SureShade is the only retractable boat shade manufacturer in the marine industry to utilize a spring-loaded arm mechanism of any configuration to drive the shade framework to extend canvas over the cockpit of a boat. The deployment and retraction of the spring-loaded shade framework is controlled by a gearbox assembly which also simultaneously tensions the canvas roller.

*Manual Shade System Patent applies to: SureShade MTF

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RTX Pull-Out Shade Patent

U.S. Patent #9,139,258 – “Pull-Out Manual Shade System”

The SureShade RTX Pull-out Tele-frame Shade features a pull-out / push-in mechanism that allows shade to easily retract or extend. Utilizing SureShade’s flagship telescoping tubular framework, boaters can simply and swiftly pull-out and push back the shade in a matter of seconds. Canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. A necessary and unprecedented feature of this system is its locking device that prevents the shade from self-retracting from vibration or wind when fully extended, even while underway.

*Manual Pull-Out Patent applies to: SureShade RTX

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Latest Design & Patent News

SureShade MTX Manual Pull-Out Shade Leverages ATF Features at Half the Cost

September 19th, 2017|News, Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade MTX offers builders and boaters a new manual pull-out shade system that leverages the telescoping framework, stainless steel construction, cambered roller design & functionality of SureShade’s flagship ATF Automated Boat Shade at half the

SureShade ATF-SG Boat Shade Silent Glide Technology for 85% Noise Reduction

September 19th, 2017|News, Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade has developed a next-generation automated retractable sunshade system with its new ATF-SG shade – an electric shade with “silent glide” technology producing 85% less noise than its current ATF electric shade SureShade’s flagship ATF

SureShade Solar Boat Shade Uses Sun to Generate and Transmit Supplemental Boat Power

September 19th, 2017|News, Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade Solar Shade introduces a groundbreaking retractable shade system that harnesses the abundant availability of the sun to generate and transmit supplemental boat power SureShade Solar Shade (SS Solar) utilizes a proprietary electro-mechanical “power rotating

SureShade Expands Marine Design & Engineering Capabilities with GCI Designs

November 20th, 2015|Market Growth, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

Led by Boating Industry Engineering Veteran Gregg Inscore, New Consulting Relationship with GCI Designs to Support OEM and Aftermarket Growth of Sunshade Systems PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – November 19, 2015 - SureShade, the U.S. designer and

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade Granted Final Patent Approval

September 15th, 2015|News, RTX Pull-Out Shade, Sunshade Design Technology|

OEM Projects Underway for Factory Installs of RTX Shade System on Select Boat Models; RTX Shade Patent Makes 6th Patent Secured by SureShade PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – September 14, 2015 - SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade Receives Patent Approval Notice

June 25th, 2015|News, RTX Pull-Out Shade, Sunshade Design Technology|

Now Accepting Orders with “Soft Launch” of RTX Shade System on Select Boat Models SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announces a new “Notice of Allowance” from

SureShade 2014 IBEX Video with SGT and RTX Demos

October 27th, 2014|Marine Trade Events, News, RTX Pull-Out Shade, Sunshade Design Technology, Video Demos|

Since our first product introduction at IBEX in 2007 we have been focused on delivering a quality boat shade product that continues to exceed expectations in the market. We are honored that more and more

SureShade Receives Patent Approval for Manual Boat Shade System

September 24th, 2014|MTF Manual Shade, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

New U.S. Patent Approval Adds to Already Secured U.S. Technology Patents and International Patent Approvals for Boat Shade Systems PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – September 25, 2014 - SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems

SureShade Receives Patent Approval in Canada for Marine Shade System

March 30th, 2014|News, Sunshade Design Technology|

Canadian Notice of Approval for Automated Sunshade System Technology Patent Expands Growth Opportunities; New Patent adds to Technology Patents Already Secured in U.S. and International Patent Approvals PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – March 30, 2014 - SureShade,

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