MTX shade

Pull-Out Telescoping Shade

SureShade MTX™ Pull-Out Boat Shade is a patented retractable shade system that operates with an easy pull-out and push-in mechanism.

MTX is a stainless steel, self-supported manual pull-out shade that has the look and feel of the SureShade ATF electric shade, but manual in operation.

Available in 6FT (MTX-2) and 9FT (MTX-3) extension lengths, MTX is the ideal shade solution to meet both the popular and increasing demand for bow shade as well as the continued demand for obstruction and hassle-free shade aft deck.

The SureShade MTX shade kit can be dealer or DIY installed and is the ideal shade solution for aft or bow shade on boats under 45 feet.


Retail Price (MSRP):

MTX-2: $3,600 USD plus installation

MTX-3: $4,400 USD plus installation

 

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SureShade’s MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade was selected by Boating Industry magazine as a 2019 Top Product

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Key Features

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTX can be either 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 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

How it Works

SureShade MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade can be extended or retracted within seconds. The stainless steel construction results in smoother system operation as the user simply pulls out and locks into place for full shade coverage, or uses a simple release lever to retract.

The ease of use and self-supported framework provides boaters quick access to shade without interfering with watersport activities.

Available in 6FT (MTX-2) and 9FT (MTX-3) extension lengths, MTX is the ideal shade solution to meet both the popular and increasing demand for bow shade as well as the continued demand for obstruction and hassle-free shade aft deck.

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Bob B.
Buddy Davis 28 CC / MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade

Very Pleased with Custom Fit, Ease of Use

We are very pleased with the custom fit, high quality stainless steel and Sunbrella fabric, and ease of use in deploying and retracting. [Boat features 2 MTX shades - aft and bow]

MTX pull out boat shade

Extending MTX boat shade (shown with OEM factory end cap)

MTX shade extended

MTX boat shade fully extended

RTX shade retracted

MTX-3

  • Extension length of 9 feet
  • Ideal for boats up to 45 feet
  • Stainless steel framework
  • Maximum width 78″
  • Overall length retracted 53.5″
  • Pull-Out/Push-In operation
  • Install for aft or bow shade
  • MTX-3 Price: $4,200 USD (+shipping)
RTX shade retracted

MTX-2

  • Extension length of 6 feet
  • Ideal for boats up to 45 feet
  • Stainless steel framework
  • Maximum width 78″
  • Overall length retracted 53″
  • Pull-Out/Push-In operation
  • Install for aft or bow shade
  • MTX-2 Price: $3,400 USD (+shipping)
RTX shade extended

Installation Options

MTX is can be installed on any boat with sufficient overhead structure  – such as a hardtop, arch, T-top or tower.

With minimal components and no wiring necessary, the MTX shade system can be easily installed by the average boater. A versatile universal clamp design allows the shade to be mounted aft, forward or both (using 2 units) on numerous boat designs.

MTX Pull-Out Boat Shade is available as a factory or aftermarket installation.

SureShade MTX: Patents Utilized

SureShade MTX Pull-Out Shade

Retail Price (MSRP): 

MTX-2 (6 ft extension): $3,600 (USD) plus shipping & installation*
MTX-3 (9 ft extension): $4,400 (USD) plus shipping & installation*

Price for Shade Kit Includes:

  • SureShade MTX stainless steel telescoping framework
  • All necessary assembly components
  • Specialized mounting brackets (for your specific boat application)
  • Sunbrella canvas in your color choice
  • One year parts warranty

*Installation charges are applied by your installer if utilized.

Sunbrella MarineOur sunshade systems feature marine-grade Sunbrella® canvas for optimal durability in a marine environment.

Sunbrella canvas resists mildew and fading and carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for sun protection.

To view available canvas colors, visit the Sunbrella Marine Fabric showroom (solid colors only) for a full selection of marine canvas colors to choose from for your SureShade sunshade system.

Key Technical Features

  • Pull-Out/Push-In operated retractable shade
  • Self-supported stainless steel framework 
  • Spring tension roller type allows for hands-free roll-up
  • Independently tested and can withstand winds of 50+ mph (80kph)
  • Ideal for boats under 45 feet/13.7m in length with an overhead structure

Additional Specifications:

MTX-2

Shade Extension Length – 6 ft (1828.8 mm) 
Actual Canvas Length – 85 in (2159 mm)
Stationary Tube Length – 45.5 in (1155.7 mm)
Overall Length – 53 in (1346.2 mm)

MTX-3

Shade Extension Length – 9 ft (2743.2 mm)
Actual Canvas Length – 120 in (3048 mm)
Stationary Tube Length – 44 in (1117.6 mm)
Overall Length – 53.5 in (1358.9 mm)

Both MTX-2 and MTX-3

Max Centerline Width – 78 in (1981 mm)
Material – Stainless Steel
Camber? – Yes
Approximate Weight – 40 lbs (18 kg)
Installation Time – 2-3 hours

How to Measure for SureShade MTX

Our comprehensive measuring documents will guide you through the process for determining proper placement and custom sizing for your SureShade system based on your boat application.

View Measuring Guides

SureShade Product Warranty

SureShade provides the following Limited Warranty of its electric and manual sunshade systems.

SureShade warrants that the shade framework – which consists of the actuator drive assemblies, crossbars, roller assembly, mounts and in the case of an electric shade, the motors, controller and wire that connects the actuators to the controller – will be free from material defects and workmanship and will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any inoperable components that are reported within 3 years from the date of shade sale to original purchaser – boat builder, dealer or private boat owner.

SureShade will also replace, at its sole discretion, the canvas component of the shade system (electric or manual) when reported defective within one year from the date of canvas manufacture as indicated on the white manufacturer tag attached to the canvas (tag must remain attached for warranty purposes).

Read our full warranty statement

SureShade MTX: Frequently Asked Questions

Our MTX Pull-Out sunshade system is ideal for boats under 45 feet with an overhead structure. A versatile shade system, MTX can be installed on a T-top, tower, arch or hardtop for shade in the cockpit (aft) or bow (forward). Our engineering and design team works with boat manufacturers and dealers on placement designs that complement the overall aesthetics of a boat.

SureShade MTX can be mounted in a variety of ways to provide more shade on smaller boats with an overhead structure. With specialized mounting clamps, MTX can be installed on a T-top, tower, arch or hardtop. We provide everything needed for installation as a boat shade kit so that even the average DIY boater can easily install MTX. Clients have the final say as to how they want our shade to be mounted to their boat.

The design, structure and durability of the two sunshade systems are the same – all of our shade systems use our patented telescoping design. The only difference is how the shade is operated to extend or retract. The ATF automated shade system is powered by a motor and is wired to the boat’s battery. The MTF manual system is operated by a manual hand lever, and the RTX and MTX Pull-out Shade systems are operated with a pull-out/push-in mechanism.

MTX is a stainless steel, self-supported manual pull-out shade that has the look and feel of the SureShade ATF electric shade, but manual in operation. MTX cross-components can be cambered like the ATF electric shade, making it a more suitable manual shade alternative for hardtops that have more curvature. The stainless steel construction makes it more aesthetically appealing for boat builders looking to integrate a manual pull-out shade on new boat models. As with all of our shade systems, MTX is designed to withstand a harsh marine environment.

Yes, our designs are so robust that they can be used fully extended while a boat is underway. SureShade shades have been independently tested and can withstand wind speeds of 50+ mph. However, we do not recommend extending or retracting operation of the shade top while underway or cruising with a forward (bow) mounted shade extended.

Additional installation charges will apply for our MTX manual shade system if you require assistance from a dealer or marine service technician (estimated 2-3 hours). MTX can be installed as a DIY project by a private boat owner with basic installation skills. SureShade provides full instructions and necessary parts for installation with every shade kit.

The SureShade MTX Pull-Out shade systems can be ordered directly through your dealer (if installation services are needed) or boaters may purchase directly from SureShade if installing as a DIY project. SureShade will coordinate directly with local boat dealers or private boaters for selection of shade top and type of installation. SureShade MTX is also available on select new boat models as a factory installed option/feature.

Our sunshade systems feature marine-grade Sunbrella® canvas for optimal durability in a marine environment. Sunbrella canvas resists mildew and fading and carries the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for sun protection.

To view available canvas colors, visit the Sunbrella Marine Fabric showroom (solid colors only) for a full selection of marine canvas colors to choose from for your SureShade sunshade system.

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How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade MTX can be either 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 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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