Bimini Top Selector
Shademate Bimini Tops
Just the right shade for any pontoon boat! With the most choices of frames and top styles, Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops make it easy to find the perfect match to your pontoon boat. Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops allow you to select between Buggy and Traditional style tops, Standard and Free-Standing frames with 1″ or 1.25″ square tubing, and lengths from 8″ to extra long 10′ to 17′6″ long Twin Tops.
All Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops are made of anodized aluminum frames with stainless steel hardware and stand 75″ high. Each Shademate Pontoon Bimini Top comes with wiring and cutout for navigation light and a FREE matching storage boot.
All that’s necessary to determine which size top to order is choosing the length, width, and frame size that best accommodates your boat and your requirements. Consider the coverage area when the top is deployed or opened and also where it falls when it’s closed and folded down at the rear of the boat. Ensure that there is enough space in front of and behind the deployed top to mount eye straps to secure the hold-down straps or braces.
Using a tape measure, decide which length top provides the desired amount of shade coverage to your boat. Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops come in 8′, 10′, and 17.5′ lengths.
The pivotal mounting point will be approximately at the center point of the top on each side of the boat. After determining where the pivotal mount location will be on each side of the boat, measure the distance between these mounting points to determine the width of top you need. You should measure on center from rail to rail. This measurement is not the same as the beam width of your boat. The frame has some flex so it can be mounted over the width range indicated in the selection chart. Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops come in widths to fit boats 7.5′ - 8′' and 8′ - 8.5′ wide. Choose the width that most closely matches your mounting point width measurement.
Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops come in your choice of 1′ or 1.25″ frames. Measure the railing on your pontoon boat and select a frame size that matches your existing railing.
After selecting your pontoon bimini top length, width, and frame size, you will have various style options to choose.
Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops are available in your choice of white vinyl, SurLast Polyester, or Sunbrella Acrylic fabric.
White Vinyl - Denim-backed white vinyl is treated to be mildew and UV-resistant. This waterproof vinyl
is tough, durable, and easy to keep clean. Comes with a 3-year warranty.
SurLast Polyester - Designed for ease of use and flexibility, SurLast 100% polyester fabric has a urethane coating that adds to its stability by making it highly water resistant as well as shrink and stretch resistant. This durable mildew and UV-resistant fabric provides excellent strength against tears and abrasions. Comes with a 4-year warranty.
Sunbrella Acrylic - Long lasting 100% acrylic Sunbrella is a premium 9.25 oz. per sq. yd. material that’s solution dyed for excellent fade and weather resistance. Strong, water-repellent, and mildew-resistant, Sunbrella is world renowned for prolonged protection against sun rot due to ultraviolet rays. Comes with a 6-year warranty.
Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops are available in Traditional and Buggy Style. Buggy Style Tops have a flap on each side to conceal the rear supports and to provide additional shade.
Frames and mounting brackets are constructed of anodized aluminum and come with stainless steel hardware. Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops are available in Standard and Free-Standing Frames. Standard Frames have rear struts and either front straps or struts depending on the size of the bimini top. Free-Standing Frames have the same rear support braces, but not the front support straps or struts. Instead these frames have a locking hinge, similar to the leg locks on a folding table, which provides support for the front of the bimini top. Free-Standing Frames are often used when there is a gate or other obstacle that prevents you from securing the front of the bimini top with a strap or strut.
Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops are made with square tubing to match the square rails that come standard on most pontoon boats. Pontoon Bimini Tops also come with wiring for the stern light and have a cutout in the bimini top fabric so the stern light (not included) can be mounted on the bimini top frame.
The warranty on the pontoon bimini top varies depending on which fabric you choose. The White Vinyl Top has a 3-year warranty, the SurLast Polyester Top has a 4-year warranty, and the Sunbrella Acrylic Top has a 6-year warranty.
Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops come with all the stainless steel hardware and aluminum brackets needed to mount the bimini top to your pontoon boat.
Yes. The design of the frame allows the bimini top to be folded and stored with the rear struts up, or you can release the rear struts from the brackets, fold the top all the way down, and let it rest on your sun deck.
All Shademate Pontoon Bimini Tops we offer come with a zippered storage boot that’s made of the same material in the same color as the top. This zippered storage boot protects your collapsed bimini top by keeping it neatly stowed inside. This storage boot should also be used when trailering your boat to protect the bimini top from wind damage.
Yes. You can purchase replacement fabric, frames, and hardware for your Shademate Pontoon Bimini Top. Our replacement fabric is specifically designed to easily zip onto your Shademate frame.