SureShade PTX Power Shade

An affordable power boat shade system designed for boats under 26 feet, the SureShade PTX is a power-driven shade that can be easily installed on T-Top tube, Hardtop or it can be integrated by boat builders at the factory.

The PTX Power Shade comes in a stainless steel finish with standard widths and color options for ease of ordering and installation.

Retail Price (MSRP):

  • $1,695 USD

Key Features

How it Works

SureShade PTX Power Shade is a fully automated, electric powered shade solution for boats under 26 feet with an overhead structure (such as a T-Top or Hardtop). 

The PTX Power Shade has a 5 foot extension length and features two actuators powered by individual 12VDC motors that deploy the shade in 28 seconds. The shade operates silently with an included rocker switch & requires no programming. The universal design features a slim 1.375” diameter, anti-racking and auto shut-off.

Style Options

PTX Power Shade features standard finishes, sizes and colors to choose from:

  • Stainless steel finish
  • Four standard widths
  • Four standard canvas colors

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Standard Options

SureShade PTX features standard options, making it an affordable shade solution for smaller boats under 26 feet.

Interested in a custom fit automated shade for a boat larger than 26 feet? Check out our ATF Automated Boat Shade

Select Canvas Width

Select from our four standard canvas width options for the best fit for your boat top.

  • 51” (fits 52.5” to 58.5” centerline width)
  • 57” (fits 58.5” to 64.5” centerline width)
  • 63” (fits 64.5” to 70.5” centerline width)
  • 69” (fits 70.5” to 77.5” centerline width)
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Choose Your Canvas Color

PTX Power Shade features 600D polyester marine canvas available in four canvas color options: black, navy blue, grey, or toast.

Canvas also features a unique integrated boot, allowing it to simply zip up into a boot when the shade is retracted.

ptx canvas colors
actual colors may be different than they appear on screen

Easy Installation

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

  • Two Heavy Duty 12VDC Motors
  • 1.375” Diameter Frame (in finish choice)
  • Premium Fade Resistant Canvas (Includes Integrated Boot)
  • Rocker Switch and Wiring
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Complete Installation Instructions

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

Private boat owners can purchase a SureShade retractable sunshade and have it installed on nearly any new or used boat model with an overhead structure. 

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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.


SureShade PTX Power Shade: Frequently Asked Questions

The PTX System is offered with 4 widths of canvas, which accommodate a wide range of systems widths.
Please reference the visual below for a general understanding of how these widths are defined.

PTX canvas width

Width Table

canvas width chart

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The SureShade PTX Power Shade 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 PTX Power Shade can be added to almost any boat under 26 feet with an overhead structure. It can be installed on a T-top with a tubular framework or a hardtop. There are no height restrictions because it is operated with a rocker switch that you install at the helm. Complete installation instructions are included for easy DIY installs.

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

PTX Power Shade is currently offered as an option by select builders, however you can request PTX to be installed by your boat builder or dealer and SureShade can assist you in that process.

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

Replacement parts – such as canvas, frame, rocker switch, motors and more – are available for dealers or private boaters to purchase if needed. Send us a service inquiry.

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