When you’re out cruising on your vessel, whether it’s a yacht, trawler, or smaller speedboat, it can be exasperating to have the sun beat down on you. Especially for cruisers in Florida, the pain is all too real.
The weather stays warm in the Sunshine State pretty much all year long—yes, even in winter—and the sun doesn’t seem to go easy either. It’s no surprise that people end up spending time away from their beautiful water vessels, instead of on them.
Nobody likes to end up looking like a ripe tomato, with sunburn and tan lines that aren’t intentional. It’s also exhausting to be exposed to the sun and can really take the fun of being out on your boat away.
What measures do I take for protection against the sun?
There’s a lot that you can do if you want a safe, fun and sun-free boating experience.
Apart from dressing appropriately, in clothing that will neither leave you feeling chilly in the ocean breeze, nor clothing that will have you sweltering in the heat, you should also slather on tons of sunscreen and sun block that will keep your skin safe.
Apart from taking care of your person, protecting yourself against the sun, an incredibly useful investment you should make for your boat is a Bimini Cover.
How useful is a Bimini top?
These can be attached to your boat’s deck and act as a shield against the sun’s rays and are fairly reasonable. At Pelican Canvas, we offer competitive pricing for high-quality products anyway, which means you can rest assured that you’re getting the best Bimini tops, boat enclosures and marine upholstery in Florida.
It’s a handy addition to your boat, easy to collapse and put away when not needed, filtering out the sun when it gets too much, and all without blocking out the sea breeze. They’re made from high-quality materials that are both durable and weather-resistant, which means they can be used in the rain too.
Bimini tops come with a sturdy metal frame and can be fit according to the size of your vessel, making for a great long-term investment. Not only do they offer people comfort and shade against the sun, but they also protect your seats and upholstery against it.
A Bimini top is a great investment for your boat in the long run and one that you should definitely look into making. You should get in touch with us to learn more.