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.
Primary Patents Issued and Approved
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Automated Tele-frame Boat Shade System Receives Notice of Approval for Technology Patent in Europe and China Boating Markets; New Patents Add to Technology Patents Already Secured in U.S. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – August 12, 2013 -
Manufacturers can add innovative retractable sunshade systems to their boat lines as a factory installed option that seamlessly integrates with designs More and more boaters are demanding advanced technology, styling and design options
Innovative Arched Roller Component on the SureShade Retractable Marine Sunshade System Complements Curves and Designs of a Boat’s Radar Arch or Hardtop; Arched Roller Patent Demonstrates Continuing Innovation and Significant Growth in the Marine Industry
New integrated sunshade designs improve canvas options for pleasure cruiser boat brands with hardtop or radar arch structures ORLANDO, Fla. – November 14, 2010 – SureShade, the designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for