Do-it-Yourself Boat Shade Kits
SureShade offers easy to install options for boat owners to complete DIY installs of retractable sunshade systems, extending canvas for more shade in the bow or cockpit area of a boat.
DIY refit options include:
SureShade PTX Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 26 feet
SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 27 feet
SureShade MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 45 feet
SureShade MTF Manual Boat Shade
– ideal for boats under 35 feet
SureShade Power Bimini Shade
– ideal for pontoon and deck boats
DIY Boat Shade Products
When it comes to upgrades, many boaters prefer do-it-yourself projects that allow them to save money and control the project outcome. But until recently, the only options boaters had were costly custom shade solutions (which often results in obtrusive fixed support poles) or using low-quality DIY shade products that serve as a temporary, somewhat flimsy “canopy” while anchored or docked.
SureShade now offers DIY installation options that have set a new standard for do-it-yourself boat shade.
All of our shades can be installed as forward (bow) shades, as aft (cockpit) shades or both!
Our automated telescoping shade systems – SureShade ATF Automated Boat Shade and SureShade M3 Automated Mega Boat Shade – are dealer or factory installed products due to the complexity of the shade installation.
Easy, DIY Install Process
DIY Boat Shade Kits
When you purchase a SureShade retractable shade system you will need to provide the following:
- Measurements for your boat top’s width
- Measurements for your desired shade length
- Choice of Sunbrella Marine Canvas color
Our DIY install instructions will guide you through each step of the shade installation – from measuring for precise placement to ensuring mounting clamps are positioned in the right place for optimal performance. We provide all necessary mounting components and full installation instructions with detailed illustrations for assembly and installation.
Of course, if you prefer more assistance with installing SureShade, we are happy to coordinate installation with your local boat dealer’s service department.
Most importantly, every shade we sell – whether directly to a boater, through a dealer or as a manufacturer installation – comes along with outstanding customer service to ensure that your installation runs smoothly and you are more than happy with your new shade.
MTF Install Video
(as seen on Powerboat Television)