Our Patented Technology - SureShade
Our Patented Technology2017-09-26T10:06:58-04:00

SureShade’s innovative retractable sunshade systems are an industry game-changer for boat builders and dealers.

As a designer and inventor of marine sunshade systems, SureShade holds patents* for several components and continues to develop innovative sunshade designs for nearly any boat style.

Our patented technology is unlike any other in the marine industry… and simply cannot be matched.

*Other U.S. and international patents pending.

New Product Designs – IBEX 2017

SureShade Marks 10 Years at IBEX with 2017 Debut of Next Generation Boat Shades

SureShade Solar Boat Shade

SureShade Solar Shade (SS Solar)

SureShade introduces a groundbreaking solar retractable shade system that harnesses the abundant availability of the sun to generate and transmit supplemental boat power.

SureShade SGT 85 percent noise reduction

SureShade ATF-SG Silent Glide Technology

SureShade has developed a next-generation automated retractable sunshade system with its new ATF-SG shade – an electric shade with “silent glide” technology producing 85% less noise than its current ATF electric shade.

SureShade MTX

SureShade MTX Manual Pull-Out Shade

SureShade MTX offers builders and boaters a new manual pull-out shade system that leverages the telescoping framework, stainless steel construction, cambered roller design & functionality of SureShade’s flagship ATF Automated Boat Shade at half the cost.


Primary Patents Issued and Approved

Telescoping Framework Patent

U.S. Patent #7571691 – “Retractable Bimini Top Device”
Europe and China Patents – Notice of Approval
Canada Patent – Notice of Approval

Only SureShade has a patented telescoping framework technology that allows boat shade tops to extend and retract with no support poles to interfere with boating activities. It is this tele-frame technology that makes SureShade robust and durable in harsh marine environments.

*Telescoping Framework patent applies to: ALL SureShade products

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Arched Roller Framework Patent

U.S. Patent #7895964 – “Arched Canopy Assembly”

Designed to accommodate the unique curves of a boat, the arched roller component serves as part of the self-supported retractable sunshade system by SureShade. The curvature of the arched roller system complements the curves of a boat’s overhead structure – such as a radar arch or hardtop – enhancing boat aesthetics and acting as a natural extension of the boat design.

*Arched Roller Patent applies to: SureShade RTXSureShade ATF and SureShade M3 shades

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Manual Shade Patent

US Patent #8857366 – “Manually-operated boat canopy system”

SureShade is the only retractable boat shade manufacturer in the marine industry to utilize a spring-loaded arm mechanism of any configuration to drive the shade framework to extend canvas over the cockpit of a boat. The deployment and retraction of the spring-loaded shade framework is controlled by a gearbox assembly which also simultaneously tensions the canvas roller.

*Manual Shade System Patent applies to: SureShade MTF

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RTX Pull-Out Shade Patent

U.S. Patent #9,139,258 – “Pull-Out Manual Shade System”

The SureShade RTX Pull-out Tele-frame Shade features a pull-out / push-in mechanism that allows shade to easily retract or extend. Utilizing SureShade’s flagship telescoping tubular framework, boaters can simply and swiftly pull-out and push back the shade in a matter of seconds. Canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. A necessary and unprecedented feature of this system is its locking device that prevents the shade from self-retracting from vibration or wind when fully extended, even while underway.

*Manual Pull-Out Patent applies to: SureShade RTX

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Latest Design & Patent News

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SureShade Eliminates the Shade on a Stick Boat Canopy

January 31st, 2019|Feature Stories, Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade's self-supported telescoping boat shade systems eliminate the need for a saggy "shade on a stick" temporary boat canopy As seen in Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 issue Many new boat designs offer ample

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A comparison of the clear design advantages of SureShade boat shade systems vs scissor style shades for OEM and aftermarket  With so much time and effort spent carefully engineering every detail of a new

SureShade OnTrack Sliding Canvas Sunroof Introduced at IBEX 2018

October 17th, 2018|Marine Trade Events, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade OnTrack Sliding Canvas Sunroof system introduced to boat builders as newest product innovation at IBEX 2018 SureShade OnTrack is a new sliding canvas sunroof system that leverages SureShade’s patented cambered roller technology for improved

Shade Systems that Quietly Transform Boat Designs

August 29th, 2018|Sunshade Design Technology|

SureShade telescoping sunshade systems continue to transform new boat designs with the introduction of new innovative boat shade products at IBEX 2018  The recreational boating industry is seeing a clear trend as new boat models

SureShade ATF-SG “Silent Glide” Shade 2018 OEM Roll-out

July 3rd, 2018|ATF Automated Shade, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

ATF-SG “Silent Glide” boat shade is SureShade’s next-generation automated retractable sunshade system with silent glide technology - available to OEMs for factory installs starting in summer 2018 SureShade’s flagship ATF Automated Boat Shade, which debuted

First Boats with SureShade ATF-SG Silent Glide Shade Debut at Miami

February 13th, 2018|ATF Automated Shade, Boat Shows, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

Boston Whaler and Grady-White Set to Debut First Models Featuring SureShade’s New ATF-SG Silent Automated Boat Shade at 2018 Miami Boat Show SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the

SureShade Marks 10 Years at IBEX with 2017 Debut of Next Generation Boat Shades

September 19th, 2017|Marine Trade Events, News, Sunshade Design Technology|

New MTX Pull-Out Shade and ATF-SG “Silent Glide” Shade that offer OEMs and dealers improved functionality and flexibility for factory & aftermarket installations SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for

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