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 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 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 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
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
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 RTX, SureShade ATF and SureShade M3 shades
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
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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SureShade MTX Manual Pull-Out Shade Leverages ATF Features at Half the Cost
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SureShade 2014 IBEX Video with SGT and RTX Demos
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New U.S. Patent Approval Adds to Already Secured U.S. Technology Patents and International Patent Approvals for Boat Shade Systems PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – September 25, 2014 - SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems
SureShade Receives Patent Approval in Canada for Marine Shade System
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