Manufacturers can add innovative retractable sunshade systems to their boat lines as a factory installed option that seamlessly integrates with designs
Factory-Install Process for Retractable Marine Canvas
The patented designs of our marine-grade retractable sunshade systems have made us the must-have canvas solution for the marine industry. Currently about 50% of SureShade installations are factory-install options offered by the boat builder.
SureShade works directly with boat builders to ensure the best design and installation process of sunshade systems for each boat brand and model so that the shade looks like a natural extension of the boat.
Typically the process starts with a design consultation with the boat builder’s product development and engineering teams to determine the best placement design for sunshades. SureShade then produces 3D engineering models depicting how the shade’s framework will integrate with the boat design.
Prior to finalizing the factory-install option, design details for each boat are reviewed, including:
- Choosing an automatic or manual sunshade system
- Selecting a surface-mount or fully integrated installation method
- Determining the optimal size for the canvas extension for shade coverage
- Finalizing retractable system components (such as an arched roller to complement curves of a boat design)
Choosing a Retractable Sunshade System as a Factory-Install Option
Boston Whaler, for example, currently offers an automated sunshade system as an option on their 370 Outrage and is experiencing a 90% adoption rate with new boat purchases. In fact, the SureShade retractable sunshade option has been so successful on the 370 Outrage that they are rolling out a SureShade manual system as a factory-install option on their 2012 285CQ.
For boat buyers that demand the latest technology innovations and conveniences on new boats, there’s nothing more convenient than a factory-installed canvas system that delivers hassle-free shade on-demand.
Canvas Solutions with Factory or Aftermarket Installation Options
While a factory-install option for retractable marine canvas is really the ultimate in convenience – for boat builders, dealers AND boaters – aftermarket installation options are also a great choice.
Boat dealers can offer their clients a SureShade retractable sunshade system as an aftermarket installation for new or used boats. In-house service teams can easily complete installation for clients by following installation guidelines provided by SureShade.
An aftermarket installation of the SureShade system is a great upgrade for boaters looking for an innovative way to extend canvas for more adequate shade on many different types of boats. With costs comparable to traditional fixed pole systems, the high tech option of having the choice to extend or retract canvas is a much better investment – for future resale value as well as enhancement of your boating experience.