sun safety boating infographic

Infographic Educates Boaters on Sun Safety Facts with Boating Specific Statistics for Improved Sun Protection on the Water

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – July 14, 2014 – SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, has created a new infographic entitled “Sun Safety in Boating” depicting why boaters should make sun safety an integral part of their overall boat safety.

As the first infographic focused on the often overlooked issue of sun safety in boating, SureShade’s new Sun Safety in Boating infographic features important facts on sun protection from The Skin Cancer Foundation and American Cancer Society. It also features boating specific demographics, as reported by a 2012 U.S. Coast Guard survey report, and data from a member poll conducted by National Safe Boating Council as part of SureShade’s new partnership and recent announcement to jointly promote sun safety as part of a broader message of boat safety.

“Enabling and advocating for more shade and sun protection on boats is at the core of SureShade’s brand and mission,” said Diane Seltzer, marketing director at SureShade. “By using visually engaging graphics to educate boaters with our new infographic we hope to create more awareness for the important issue of sun safety and its contribution to safer recreational boating.”

Most sun safety advocates note that seeking shade is vital for protection from harmful UV rays. By providing boat manufacturers and private boat owners with the ability to add shade where once not possible, combined with the use of UPF 50+ Sunbrella® fabrics, the SureShade sunshade system can significantly improve sun protection in an open cockpit, bridge or forward bow of a boat.

SureShade has made the Sun Safety in Boating infographic easily shareable through social media and offers embed code for marine businesses to share it on their own websites or blogs to support the issue of sun safety in boating.

Want to share?

Grab the Infographic embed code at the end of this post and feel free to help spread the word of sun safety in boating by posting it on your blog or website and sharing it on social media!

We also have a printable version at the end of this post you can download and print as a handout!

sun safe boating infographic

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Print this Infographic for a Handout

This 2-page PDF is designed to print double-sided and cut in half, creating 2 handouts of the Sun Safety in Boating Infographic. Prints best in color and on card stock paper.

More Sun Safety in Boating Info

For more information on SureShade’s commitment to sun safety in boating – including how our retractable shade systems are uniquely designed to help boaters be more sun safe – visit