DIY Boat Shade Kits

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 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!

 

RTX Pull-Out Manual Shade

RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
  • Operates with an easy pull-out and push-in mechanism
  • Anodized aluminum telescoping framework
  • Extends 4.5 feet
  • Install on T-Top, hardtop, arch or tower
  • Ideal shade solution for boats under 27 feet
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MTX Pull-Out Manual Shade

MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
  • Operates with an easy pull-out and push-in mechanism
  • Stainless Steel telescoping framework
  • Extends 6 feet (MTX-2) or 9 feet (MTX-3)
  • Install on T-Top, hardtop, arch or tower
  • Ideal shade solution for boats under 45 feet
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MTF Manual Hand Lever Shade

MTF Manual Boat Shade
  • Operates with a simple hand lever
  • Anodized aluminum telescoping framework
  • Extends 6 feet 
  • Install on T-Top, hardtop, arch or tower
  • Ideal shade solution for boats under 35 feet
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Power Bimini Automated Shade

SureShade Power Bimini
  • Electrically powered bimini shade
  • Install directly on frame of pontoon or deck boat
  • Heavy duty steel framework
  • Extends bimini with 10 feet of coverage
  • Ideal for pontoon & deck boats
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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)

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTF or RTX can be dealer installed or installed by a private boat owner as a DIY project. We provide all necessary mounting components and full installation instructions with each shade kit.

I’M READY TO GET SHADY

Boat Builders / Dealers

Builders: Add a factory-installed manual shade option or feature to your boat line as part of a new boat design or retrofit. Dealers:  Offer our shade to clients as an aftermarket installation.

WE HAVE A SHADY PROJECT

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RTX Pull-Out Manual Shade

RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
  • Pull-out / Push-in – 4.5 ft extension
  • Ideal for boats under 27 feet
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MTX Pull-Out Manual Shade

MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade
  • Pull-out / Push-in – 6 or 9 ft. extension
  • Ideal for boats under 45 feet
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MTF Manual Hand Lever Shade

MTF Manual Boat Shade
  • Manual hand lever – 6 ft. extension
  • Ideal for boats under 35 feet
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ATF Automated Shade

ATF Automated Boat Shade
  • Electrically powered – 5-7 feet extension
  • Ideal for boats over 30 feet
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M3 Automated Mega Shade

M3 Automated Mega Boat Shade
  • Electrically powered – 10 ft extension
  • Ideal for boats over 60 feet
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Power Bimini Automated Shade

SureShade Power Bimini
  • Electrically powered bimini shade
  • For pontoon & deck boats
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