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A round-up of 5 boat models featuring SureShade boat shades awarded as Top Products for 2017 by Boating Industry Magazine

Boat builders continue to recognize that adding a SureShade sunshade system is a must-have feature for innovative [and winning] new boat designs.

Each year, Boating Industry magazines selects 50 of the best new or updated products and services for their annual Top Products list in the marine industry, ranging from accessories to boats to engines and more. From hundreds of nominations, these products stood out for impact on the industry, innovation and how they advance their product category – or create a new segment.

We are so pleased that 5 Top Products in 2017 are new boat models featuring a SureShade retractable sunshade system as a standard feature or option!

Here’s a round-up of the winning products featuring SureShade.

Top Product: Scout Articulating Rocket Launchers

Scout 380 LXF

Scout’s patented Articulating Rocket Launcher makes it easier to access fishing rods and is designed to work in conjunction with the SureShade ATF Automated Boat Shade.

When the SureShade retractable boat shade is engaged, the rocket launchers will also engage electronically and lower in case the customer forgets to lower them on his/her own. As the shade is electrically retracted, the rocket launches raise back up to the hardtop.

The Articulating Rocket Launcher AND SureShade ATF Automated Shade are both available as options on the Scout 420 LXF and 380 LXF boat models.

See more Scout Boat models

Top Product: Boston Whaler 380 Outrage

Boston Whaler 380 Outrage

In 2009, SureShade debuted commercially on it’s first factory-installed boat model with the Boston Whaler 370 Outrage. Now, 8 years later, Boston Whaler debuts their 380 Outrage succeeding the very popular 370 Outrage. 

SureShade is of course available as an option on the new 380 Outrage with a fully integrated ATF Automated Shade.

See more Boston Whaler models

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

Formula 430 SSC

Formula wowed the crowds at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with the debut of their exciting new crossover boat, the 430 SSC, featuring a SureShade ATF automated shade.

With nearly 40 linear feet of cockpit space flowing uninterrupted on one continuous level, SureShade’s integrated automated shade extends coverage for both comfort and flexibility on board.

See more Formula Boat models

Robalo R317

Robalo Boats

The R317 is a multi-purpose dual console boat with features for both the angler and the family.

Equipped with a SureShade ATF Automated Shade, boaters can take advantage of the unique Vista-View powered aft lounge seat on the R 317 – choosing to relax in the sun or the shade.

See more Robalo Boat models

Cobia 280 Dual Console

Cobia 280 Dual Console

The new Cobia Boats 280 DC was designed to maximize usable deck space and still allow for numerous amenities and plush seating for up to 12 passengers.

Equipped with a SureShade ATF Automated Shade, the entire boat becomes a shady oasis allowing boaters to maximize their day on the water.

See more Cobia Boat models

SureShade RTX Top Product Winner in 2016

RTX Top Product AwardLast year, the newly launched SureShade RTX Pull-out Boat Shade was been selected as a 2016 Top Product winner by Boating Industry Magazine.

The patented SureShade RTX Pull-Out Shade operates with a simple push-in / pull-out mechanism to extend or retract shade for a cockpit or bow within seconds, providing easy access to sunshade on smaller boats.

A manually operated shade, RTX requires no electrical wiring or obstructive support poles, making it easy to install by dealers as an aftermarket installation or by boat owners as a DIY installation.

RTX has since become a popular shade product for both aftermarket installations and as a factory option for a growing number of boat models. 

Learn more about RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade