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SureShade Power Bimini Electric Shade System for Pontoon and Deck Boats

The SureShade Power Bimini (formerly PWR-ARM by Schwintek, Inc.) is a fully automatic bimini top that can be added to virtually any pontoon or deck boat. At the touch of a button, the Power Bimini electrically extends for full shade coverage, adjusts to different positions to block the sun and then easily retracts to stow away within a boot.

Enjoy 30% more coverage than standard bimini tops with our generous 10’ length and widths that adjust to fit pontoon and deck boats between 92” to 102” wide. 

Retail Price (MSRP): $1,595 USD


Key Features

SureShade Power Bimini

Upgrade your pontoon bimini shade with the SureShade® Power Bimini 

SureShade Power Bimini (formerly known in the market as the PWR-ARM by Schwintek, Inc.) is a fully automated, electric powered shade solution for pontoon boats or deck boats. Never again do you need to leave your seat to adjust your bimini top. Whether you are escaping the summer sun, going under a bridge or pulling in to your boat lift, you now have total control of your bimini with a simple push of a button.

How it Works

Power Bimini features two actuators – one on each side of the boat – to electrically lift open or close the bimini, operating with a toggle switch (typically wired to the helm) to initiate extension or retraction.

With the flip of a switch, you can have the shade you want, where you want, the moment you want it. No more manual operation and setup. No more hassle. No more fumbling with pins in the dark after a long day of boating. Within seconds, you can go from sitting in the shade to soaking up the sun. It’s that easy.

Say goodbye to low-tech bimini tops!

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Bimini Top Features

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Powerful Innovation

With the SureShade Power Bimini, boaters can automatically adjust their pontoon or deck boat top in seconds with a switch at the helm.

Boaters also have the flexibility to equip their boats with two tops — providing boaters with even more control over their shade, with sun protection coverage on both ends of their boat.

Premium Coverage

Built with a telescoping frame that easily adjusts to fit boats from 92 inches to 102 inches wide, and a 10 foot long canvas — the SureShade Power Bimini delivers 30% more coverage than standard bimini tops.

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Built Tough

Equipped with a durable, aluminum frame, marine-grade canvas, and two heavy-duty 12V DC electric actuators — this shade system was engineered to withstand the rigors of the marine lifestyle.

The premium fade resistant fabric combines strength, abrasion resistance, dimensional stability and UV resistance. Canvas is held in place with zippered pockets and a boot is also included to secure the bimini when not in use.

Multiple Configurations

Find your style.

Choose from a black powder coat or anodized alloy frame, and seven canvas color options: beige, black, gray, navy blue, pacific blue, green, or burgundy.

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Easy Installation

The Power Bimini shade kit comes complete with all of the components needed for easy installation on your boat:

  • Two Heavy Duty 12 Volt Actuators or 20V deck-mounted battery and receiver.
  • 1-1/4′ Square Anodized Aluminum Frame (silver or black powercoat)
  • Premium Fade Resistant Canvas (Includes Boot)
  • Helm Switch, Wire and Circuit Breaker
  • All Mounting Hardware
  • Complete Installation Instructions
  • RF Control System 

How to Buy

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  • Power Bimini components
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  • power bimini boot

SureShade Power Bimini Electric Shade System for Pontoon and Deck Boats

Complete kit with frame & canvas color of choice

$1,595 USD


Service & Customer Support

To speak with a service representative about SureShade Power Bimini, call LCI customer support at 574-537-8900, or send us an email at customerservice@lci1.com

Replacement Parts

Shop replacement parts needed for Power Bimini – including canvas with zippered pockets, keyfob remote, RF control system, actuator, frame assembly, toggle switch and more.

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Dealer & OEM Sales

To speak with a sales representative about selling or offering SureShade Power Bimini on your boat line, call 574-537-8900.

Dealers can purchase Power Bimini systems and replacement parts directly through the LCI Store. Log In with your Dealer credentials and shop Electric Boat Shades.

Contact the Power Bimini team with questions, comments, concerns, or problems.

Installation Videos

SureShade Power Bimini can be added aftermarket by boaters with easy-to-follow DIY install instructions. 

Featured Installs Gallery

Featured Boat Brands

Are you shopping for a new boat? Most pontoon boat manufacturers will install the Power Bimini for you!

Below is a list of Pontoon Boat OEMs that carry the Power Bimini.

avalon pontoons
barletta boats
bennington marine
crest pontoon boats
forest river pontoons
godfrey pontoons
harris boats
JC tritoons
manitou boats
misty harbor boats
premier marine
south wind boats
sun chaser
 Sylvan Marine
Starcraft Marine
sun tracker
veranda marine

SureShade Power Bimini: Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the SureShade Power Bimini is offered as a standard feature or option by most pontoon manufacturers.

Yes, the SureShade Power Bimini can be added to almost any pontoon or deck boat due to its “telescoping” width framework feature. This feature gives the Power Bimini the ability to adjust and fit the width of pontoons anywhere between 92” to 102” wide.

The Power Bimini is 10 ft. long and it stands 51 inches off of the rail when in the fully open position.

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The SureShade Power Bimini kit comes with everything but the tools to put it on. This includes the frame, canvas, actuators and all mounting and electrical hardware.

Yes. The SureShade Power Bimini is designed to be easily installed as a DIY project. We provide full instructions for installation.

No, the SureShade Power Bimini comes with a standard “helm mounted” toggle switch for easy operation. The RF Remote Control feature merely adds additional convenience for operation.

Yes, this feature can be easily added at any time.

You can choose between Burgundy, Beige, Green Pacific Blue, Navy, Black and Gray. Includes matching boot.

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Yes! The SureShade Power Bimini comes with a full one year warranty.

No – our framework is specially engineered to work with our actuators. Even the best manually operated bimini tops on the market will quickly fail when powered, due to their light weight construction.

Replacement parts – such as canvas, frame, keyfob remote, actuator and more – are available for dealers or private boaters to purchase online through the LCI Store for SureShade Power Bimini. SHOP REPLACEMENT PARTS

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