A Bimini is the most common type of boat top used to shelter from rain, sun and spray. They are free-standing and are usually placed above the cockpit or exterior helm area.

Why a Bimini?

  • Great protection from sun, wind and spray
  • Free-standing & removable
  • Creates a cozy seating area
  • Provides privacy


Things to consider when choosing you Bimini include:

  • Colours: Wide choice available. see the Materials section here for fabric and colour choice
  • Position: What space do you want to cover? Will it get in the way of anything like a boom or ladder?
  • Accessories: Do you want a skylight? Or maybe pockets?
  • Joiners: Do you want a joiner to connect your covers and provide more protection?
  • Removing: Do you want to be able to fold the Bimini down when not in use but keep it attached?
  • Partial or Full: Do you want the area fully covered or only partly?

When constructing canvas tops, we use top-notch materials from our most trusted suppliers. This can include:

  • Fabrics: Sunbrella, Top Gun or other marine fabrics
  • Bars: Polished Stainless Steel (Aluminum is available on request)
  • Zippers, UV thread, Other fasteners

For more information on materials including fabric types and colours see the Materials section here.

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Camper Back
Camper Back
Camper Back tops are a secondary bimini top that sits aft of the primary bimini which is able to be removed when desired but allows the primary bimini to remain in place
Convertible Top
Convertible Top
A Convertible Top, similar to a bimini, is a very popular top mainly found on small power boats. It is attached to the windshield and covers the seating and helm area
A Dodger is a type of windshield found typically on a sailboat, which covers the companion way (or hatch) and allows for access forward via the side decks
Safari Top
Safari Top
A Safari Top is zipped on to the back of a dodger or bimini and is supported by lines and battens instead of the traditional stainless steel frame
Joiners, also known as bridges, are used to join a bimini top to a radar arch, dodger or other structure on a boat