The 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show #FLIBS showcases 23 boat models with the SureShade retractable sunshade system
SureShade recently announced another record-breaking presence at the upcoming 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct 31 – Nov 4) where we expect to see 23 boat models that will showcase the SureShade sunshade system as either factory option or standard equipment. >>FULL RELEASE
Whether you are attending Fort Lauderdale, or just watching the action from afar, there’s a lot to look forward to this year for the shady side of boating.
Here are some more cool (and shady) things you can look for at the show:
With 23 boat models showcasing SureShade as a factory option or standard equipment, SureShade is more than doubling the number of models with shades at Fort Lauderdale from just 8 months ago at the 2013 Miami show.
Making a Debut
One of the biggest international boat shows of the year, boat builders are choosing to debut 11 brand new models at Lauderdale with SureShade offered as an option or standard feature. New models include: Back Cove Downeast 37, Boston Whaler 345 Conquest, Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius, Formula 350 CBR and 370 SS, Grady-White Freedom 307, Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX (including Flybridge model), Larson Escape, Regal 53 Sport Coupe, Sea Ray 350 SLX and Tiara 50 Coupe.
SureShade welcomes 5 new boat brands to the shady side of boating that are making their international boat show debut with a SureShade factory-install: Tiara, Regal, Larson, Formula and Back Cove.
5 Times More Shade
Launching a new boat model with our shade at nearly every Lauderdale and Miami show for the past 5 years, Boston Whaler will launch their 5th boat with our shade as an option with the debut of the 345 Conquest. Other models include the 370 Outrage, 350 Outrage, 285 Conquest and 285 Conquest.
Third Time’s a Charm
Grady-White will now have three models with our shade as an option or standard feature, with the shade now available on the Freedom 307 as an option. The Freedom 375 (standard) and Freedom 335 (option) also offer the shade.
Back for Seconds
After successful first launches, expect to see 3 boat brands debut a 2nd boat model with SureShade at this year’s Lauderdale show: Sea Ray 350SLX (following the 510 Sundancer with shade), Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius (following the 45 Cantius with shade) and Grand Banks Eastbay 50 SX (following the Heritage 54 EU with shade).
Formula Boats is the first builder to launch 2 new models at a show with the shade as an option on the Formula 350 CBR (Crossover Bow Rider) and the Formula 370 SS.
Downeast Shade Comfort
Boaters looking for relaxation, style and comfort are sure to get it with two Downeast style models debuting at Fort Lauderdale. Both the Back Cove Downeast 37 and the Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX will be offering our shade as standard equipment on their new models.
Now You See it, Now You Don’t
Factory installations give builders the opportunity to seamlessly integrate our shade with their boat design. All 23 boat models feature a factory installation, with many of them offering a completely integrated installation that allows the shade to virtually disappear when retracted. Cruisers Yachts is the first builder to use a lifting hardtop (powered by the shade) that opens when the shade extends and closes when the shade retracts back into the hardtop of their new 48 Cantius.
Shade is No Longer an Option
Our shade will be offered as a factory option or standard equipment on all 23 models at Lauderdale… a growing trend with boat builders. Boaters overwhelmingly choose the shade option with a 90% adoption rate on boat models offering the shade. And the shade is so popular that builders are now making it standard equipment. Look for SureShade as standard equipment at Lauderdale on the Back Cove Downeast 37, Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX and the Grady-White Freedom 375.
FOLLOW US AT THE SHOW
To see exclusive event photos of featured boats, follow @SureShade on Twitter along with the hashtag #FLIBS for live tweeting of event pictures from the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Also view the latest portfolio of boat brands featuring SureShade retractable shade systems – including sneak peeks at new models – by visiting the SureShade Boat Brand Gallery.