Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

VIDEO: SureShade receives patent approval for shade system

A Baja boat is shown with the SureShade RTX pull-out shade.

A Baja boat is shown with the SureShade RTX pull-out shade.

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its pull-out manual shade system that is marketed in the industry as the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame shade.

The shade features a pull-out/push-in mechanism that allows the shade to retract or extend. Utilizing SureShade's flagship telescoping tubular framework, boaters can pull out and push back the shade in seconds.

Canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. A necessary and unprecedented feature of this system is its locking device, which prevents the shade from self-retracting as a result of vibration or wind when fully extended.

"Built with the same self-supported telescoping framework as our automated and manual shade products, SureShade RTX provides a much-needed shade option for the popular smaller-boat segment without compromising quality or functionality," Ron Russikoff, product inventor and operations leader at SureShade, said in a statement. "The RTX shade is designed for a variety of boat styles with figure-eight and swivel clamps that allow for installation flexibility and ease for OEM integrations, dealer aftermarket sales or as DIY boater installations.”

In conjunction with the notice of patent approval, SureShade said orders are being accepted for the shade as it is rolled out to the boating industry with a soft commercial launch on select boat models.

Related

AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.