Freedom to Protect Your Boat

July 2, 2023
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America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, has long been cherished for its principles of individual liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As citizens, we value our freedom and strive to protect it in every aspect of our lives. 

Freedom is not limited to political or social aspects alone. It encompasses the ability to enjoy our hobbies, engage in leisure activities, and pursue our passions. This sentiment extends to our beloved boats, which provide us with a sense of adventure, escape, and joy. You have the freedom to protect your boat! So how do you protect your boat from sun, water, and other elements? With a boat cover and a universal shade extension.

Why Do I Need a Boat Cover?

Snap On CoverA boat cover provides protection from the sun, rain, snow, wind, and other weather conditions. It helps prevent damage to the boat’s exterior, such as fading or cracking of the paint, corrosion of metal parts, or water intrusion into the interior. 

There are several other reasons why a cover protects your boat:

  • Security: A boat cover can act as a deterrent to theft or unauthorized access. It conceals the boat’s contents and makes it less visible to potential thieves. 
  • Pest prevention: Boat covers can help keep pests, such as birds, rodents, or insects, from making nests or causing damage inside the boat. It creates a barrier that discourages animals from seeking shelter or leaving their droppings on the boat.
  • Longevity and resale value: By protecting the boat from environmental factors and minimizing wear and tear, a boat cover can help extend its lifespan. This preservation can positively impact the boat’s resale value, as well-maintained boats often command higher prices in the used boat market.

Different Types of Boat Covers

With various types of boat covers available, it can be confusing to determine which one suits your needs best. At SugarHouse, we offer several different types of boat covers including tie-down, snap, and cinch covers. 

Tie-down covers are a versatile and widely used option among boat owners. These covers feature adjustable straps that are secured around the boat and trailer for a snug fit. Tie-down covers are easy to install and remove, making them a convenient choice for those who frequently use their boats. They offer excellent protection against UV rays, rain, and debris, ensuring your boat remains clean and undamaged. 

Snap-on covers are custom designed and incorporate snaps along the perimeter of the boat. These covers are specifically tailored to match the boat’s shape, contours, and dimensions, providing a tight and secure fit. While snap covers require a bit more effort and time to install due to the snapping process, their precise fit and superior protection make them a popular choice for boat owners seeking a sleek and tailored appearance.

Cinch boat covers are designed with a unique cinching system that tightens the cover around the boat. This adjustable cinch mechanism allows for a snug fit, adapting to the boat’s contours and providing optimal protection. Cinch covers are known for their ease of use, as they can be quickly installed and removed with minimal effort. They offer good protection against the elements, keeping dirt, debris, and moisture at bay.

Why Do I Need a Boat Shade Extension?

Our Wakeshade Universal Shade Extension protects your boat in a couple of the same ways that boat covers do. It can preserve the boat’s interior and exterior from different elements. It can also positively impact the resale value of the boat. However, the Wakeshade can also protect you and your passengers in a few different ways:

  • Sun Protection: One of the primary purposes of a shade extension is to shield passengers from the sun’s harmful UV rays. By blocking a significant amount of sunlight, it helps prevent sunburns. 
  • Glare Reduction: The shade structure can also help reduce glare from the sun’s reflection on the water, enhancing visibility for both the driver and passengers. This is especially important for boating safety, as glare can impair vision and make it difficult to navigate or spot potential hazards.
  • Comfort and Relaxation: By providing a shaded area, a universal shade extension creates a more comfortable and enjoyable space on your boat. It allows passengers to relax, unwind, and socialize without being exposed to the sun’s direct heat. It can also protect personal belongings from sun damage, such as electronics, clothing, or sensitive equipment.

Wakeshade is currently on sale for $899 (reg. $1,150) and it’s available in two sizes: 66”W x 62”L and 75”W x 62”L.

For an estimate on any of our boat covers, give us a call at 801-563-9600. And remember, you have the freedom to protect your boat!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After over 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.