At SureShade, we are obviously big advocates of seeking shade for sun protection without interfering with enjoyment on the water.
Our retractable sunshade system is uniquely designed to help boaters be more sun safe:
- Self-supported framework offers more shade coverage options on boats where shade was once not possible (like an open cockpit area of a boat where you spend a lot of time)
- Natural extensions of a boat’s design that extends shade seamlessly from a hardtop, arch or bridge of a boat
- Quality, marine-grade canvas material using Sunbrella fabrics with a 50+ UPF rating
Why Shade is Important on a Boat
With fishing, cruising, anchoring, lounging, entertaining…the time you spend on your boat adds up quickly. And it only takes 20 minutes of sun exposure to get sunburn if not properly protected. To make matters worse, prime boating times typically correspond with peak UV exposure times (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). UV rays can reflect from the water and fiberglass boats and damage your skin – even on cloudy days!
More shade is a very important step in sun protection. In fact, making sure you have proper sunshade protection is as important to boat safety as making sure there are enough PFDs on board. Without shade, you are left completely exposed to potential sun damage.