SureShade RTX Pull-out shade

Pull-Out Telescoping Shade

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

Built with our telescoping technology, SureShade RTX provides boaters with a lightweight, low-cost option for shade within seconds and can be installed on T-Top, hardtop, arch or tower.

The SureShade RTX shade kit can be dealer or DIY installed and is the ideal shade solution for boats under 27 feet.


Retail Price (MSRP): $2,300 USD plus installation

 

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Key Features

How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade RTX 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

RTX Pull-Out shade

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Shade operates with pull-out/push-in mechanism and is an ideal shade solution for boats under 27 feet lacking adequate shade coverage.

Utilizing our flagship telescoping tubular framework, boaters can simply and swiftly pull-out and push back the shade in a matter of seconds. There is no physical handling of canvas as the canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller. 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.

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

Designed specifically for the marine environment, this manual shade system can be installed on any boat with sufficient overhead structure  – such as a hardtop, arch, T-top or tower.

RTX Shade Extended

RTX shade extended

RTX Shade Retracted

RTX shade retracted

Installation Options

With minimal components and a lightweight aluminum framework, the 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 27 feet and under.

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

RTX installed on T-Top

T-Top installation

RTX installed on Tower

Tower installation

RTX installed on Hardtop

Hardtop installation

SureShade RTX Pull-Out Shade

Retail Price (MSRP): $2,300 (USD) plus shipping & installation*
Final price based on the width needed for your boat.

Price for Shade Kit Includes:

  • SureShade RTX anodized aluminum 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 anodized aluminum 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 27 feet in length (8.2 m) with an overhead structure
  • Two-stage telescopic framework design with maximum shade extension of 4.5 ft (1372 mm)

Additional Specifications:

Shade Extension Length – 4.5 ft (1372 mm)
Actual Canvas Length – 92 in (2337 mm)
Stationary Tube Length – 18 in (203 mm)
Overall Length – 26 in (660 mm)
Max Centerline Width – 78 in (1981 mm)
Material – Anodized aluminum
Camber? – Yes
Approximate Weight – 40 lbs (18 kg)
Installation Time – 2-3 hours

How to Measure for SureShade RTX

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

RTX Hardtop Measuring Guide (PDF opens in new window)

RTX Fiberglass Radar Arch Measuring Guide (PDF opens in new window)

RTX Radar Arch / Tower Measuring Guide (PDF opens in new window)

RTX T-Top Measuring Guide (PDF opens in new window)

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 RTX: Frequently Asked Questions

Our RTX Pull-Out sunshade system is ideal for boats under 27 feet with an overhead structure. Our most versatile shade system, RTX can be installed on a T-top, tower, arch or hardtop. Our engineering and design team works with boat manufacturers and dealers on placement designs that complement the overall aesthetics of a boat.

SureShade RTX can be mounted in a variety of ways to provide more shade on smaller boats with an overhead structure. With specialized mounting clamps, RTX 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 RTX.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 Pull-out Shade is operated with a pull-out/push-in mechanism.

The framework of SureShade RTX automated system is made of anodized aluminum, designed to withstand a harsh marine environment. Engineered to be fully self-supported, the framework of all of our shade systems requires no support poles when fully extended allowing for unobstructed views and accessibility on a boat.

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 RTX manual shade system if you require assistance from a dealer or marine service technician (estimated 2-3 hours). RTX 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 RTX 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 RTX 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.

SureShade RTX: Patents Utilized

210 outrage rtx
Andy S.
Boston Whaler 210 Outrage / RTX Pull-Out Shade

You Can’t Own a Boat Without Having a SureShade!

Love SureShade. SureShade solves our family's sun problems by providing coverage for the entire boat with ease. Setup is easy and quick, and nothing obstructs the fishing poles. I can even leave it out while underway - hit 30 knots without retracting the shades. Thank you for making this product a reality and supporting DIYers with older boats.

RTX Pull-Out shade
Patrick Schmidt

Rock Solid Service

The SureShade customer service team & service manager Chris La Selva has delivered outstanding service - rock solid and the best service we have ever seen at a show!

Sea Hunt 211
Jim W.

Very Well Made Product & Looks Great on T-Top

I needed more shade than the T-top on my Sea Hunt provides. I had tried several adhoc methods to add shade but was not happy with the look or the time it took to setup and take down the shade. I used the SureShade clamp system with my DIY install to ensure it was mounted under my rod holders. Very well made product with very good support!

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How to Buy

Private Boat Owners

SureShade RTX 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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