FLIBS 2018 by the numbers

A round-up of 20 new boats debuting with SureShade at FLIBS 2018 – including 6 new boat brands, 3 boats with mega shades and more!

Every year we see a BIG number of boats at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with SureShade – lots of boats with lots of shades. It also seems that we can count on adding about 20 new boats to our factory-install portfolio every year… and FLIBS 2018 was no exception!

From all the new SureShade-equipped boat debuting to other new milestones in our OEM client portfolio, there’s a number of exciting things to recap for SureShade at FLIBS 2018.

Here’s our recap of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show by the numbers for SureShade.

20 New Boats Factory-Equipped with SureShade

Boat builders debuted 20 new boat models with SureShade at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show – taking our factory-install tally to well over 125 boat models equipped with SureShade.

Ranging from 27 to 73 feet in size, new boat models with SureShade covered everything from sport boats and center consoles to mega yachts.

Photo Gallery of 20 new SureShade-equipped boats:

6 New Boat Brands

6 new brands

We welcomed 6 new boat brands to our OEM portfolio of nearly 60 boat brands carrying SureShade. 

New boat brands include:

4 New Flybridge Boats with SureShade

A big trend we are seeing in new boat designs is extending shade on a flybridge. Without the restriction of support poles, SureShade extends views on flybridge boats while offering boaters improved sun protection and comfort. 

4 flybridge boats sureshade

SureShade debuted on 4 flybridge boats at FLIBS 2018 – Absolute Yachts Navetta 73, Absolute Yachts 58 Fly, Fleming Yachts 78 and Sabre 66 Dirigo Fly.

3 New Boats with Mega Shade

When boats have a mega need for shade, our M3 Automated Mega Boat Shade features a two-stage extension of up to 10 feet. 

mega shades

New boats featuring our M3 mega shade include Sabre 66 Dirigo Fly (cockpit), Fleming Yachts 78 (flybridge) and Hinckley Talaria 48 (cockpit).

3 Boat Builders with More Than 1 New Boat

Our list of 20 new boat models includes several boat brands debuting multiple boats with SureShade.


3 Hinckley boat models debuted at FLIBS 2018 with SureShade

  • Chris-Craft debuted 2 boats with SureShade – 27 Catalina and 35 Launch GT
  • Absolute Yachts debuted 2 boats with SureShade – Absolute Navetta 73 and 58 Fly
  • Hinckley Yachts debuted 3 boats with SureShade – Hinckley Sport Boat 40C, Picnic Boat 40 and Talaria 48

1 Builder with 2 Factory-Installed Shades

sabre 66 dirigo flyThe only thing that may be better than equipping your boat with SureShade is equipping your boat with TWO SureShades!

Sabre Yachts is the first boat builder to offer two factory-installed shades on one boat with their new 66 Dirigo Flybridge.

The Sabre 66 Dirigo Flybridge features our M3 Automated Mega Boat Shade in the cockpit and our ATF Automated Boat Shade on the flybridge for complete sun protection.

Video Highlights

Watch our quick video recap of all the action at FLIBS 2018 – including video walk-arounds of all 20 new boats debuting with SureShade!

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