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LaPorte Products Shade Kit or Ultimate Shade Kit

What’s the Best Shade Solution for My Boat?

The weather is warming up and boating season is finally here!  With boat lovers beginning to plan long days out on the water, LaPorte Products Shade Kits and Ultimate Boat Shade Kits have become hot commodities for keeping cool and protected while on board.

Yet which one is right for your marine needs? While both the Shade Kit and Ultimate Shade Kit are similar in construction and the materials used, there are notable differences between the two. If you're looking to purchase one of our Shade Kits or Ultimate Shade Kits, here’s what you need to know:

LaPorte Products T-TopRegular Shade Kit

  • Designed for Center Console or Walk-Around Style boat models
    • Ideal for boats that are between 17 and 34 feet
  • Typically kept in stock and ready to be shipped
  • The majority of boat lines are already measured and fitted, so you can order a shade for your boat almost anytime
  • Catamarans - potential to use a regular Boat Shade Kit depending on the size of the cockpit

LaPorte Products T-Top Ultimate Shade Kit

  • Designed for Sport Fishing, Yacht, & Cruiser Style boat models 
    • Ideal for boats 35 feet and larger
  • Will typically attach to SeaSucker Vacuum Cups but may be able to be attached directly to the framework of your boat
  • Have a center support strap that attaches to framework and keeps the large shade from sagging
  • Have a cross strap
  • Catamarans - If the cockpit is larger, an ultimate shade kit will be needed

What LaPorte Products Shade Kits  Have in Common :

  • Made from a space age expandable material called Resilience that looks, feels and stretches like spandex and reflects up to 75% of UV heat, while blocking out damaging UV rays
  • Provide shade for your boat that is not permanent, is portable, and is easily stored 
  • Allow you and your family to remain comfortable and protected from the sun while out on the water
  • Remain whisper-quiet while underway 
  • You can run up to 30 knots while in the standard aft position
  • Uniquely flexible for multiple positions on the boat
  • Allow for simple, one-person installation 

No matter what shade solution fits your boat needs, LaPorte Products Shade Kits and Ultimate Shade Kits are the best sun protection out on the water. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to stay out longer if you and your family are comfortable, which means more time for fun, fishing, and relaxing on your boat the way you like best

Protect yourself and your investment.

We hope this has helped you gain a better understanding of our two shade kits and which is right for you. To learn more, visit our website at www.ttopcovers.com or give us a call at (843) 760-6101.

LaPorte’s Products Regular Shade Kit:

 1 Boat Shade Kit



LaPorte’s Products Ultimate Shade Kit: