BocaShade Retractable Boat Awning

The Sunshine State is a boaters metropolis, attracting both local and international water lovers to its year round climate of sunny skies and warm weather.  Based in Boca Raton, Florida, BocaShade is a story based on real-life necessity, and was developed by company founder and chief product engineer, John Cao, to protect his family and friends during long, fun-filled days on the water in the harsh Florida sun. It wasn't long before local fishermen and fellow boating families began noticing BocaShade on Johns own boat, enquiries to purchase it followed, and here began the birth of BocaShade.

BocaShade Design

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

  • Developed by an avid offshore fisherman for use in the tough marine environment

  • Provides a simple solution to protect the family and fellow fisherman from the harsh elements

  • Extends your time on the water.  Never again let too much sun or a passing shower ruin a perfect day on the water

  • Space saving design - always ready when you need it, yet fully retractable and out of the way when not needed

  • Designed to meet the needs of any boater, for boats up to 37 feet in length  

  • Available in several Sunbrella® marine canvas colors

BocaShade Engineering

Retractable, simple and hassle-free

  • Constructed from stainless steel and rugged, light-weight aluminum

  • Features fade-proof Sunbrella® marine canvas for long-lasting durability

  • Permanently mounts to either the bow or stern of your boat top

  • Extends and retracts in less that 30 seconds

  • Available in sizes of 5', 6', and 7' in length (standard width size is 60")  

  • Wind tested up to 50 MPH (5' and 6' length only)

BocaShade Innovation

The Latest Technologies

  • Patented design

  • Telescoping design to minimize use of space

  • Retractable gear driven system is easy to operate

  • No poles, ropes or dangerous clutter to get in the way

  • Customizable to fit existing boat top

BocaShade MDX™ PATENTED Manual Shade

Made In The USA 

BocaShade MDX™ hand operated retractable boat shade is a patented system that operates by manually extending the shade and simple lever to retract.​ Installed by boat owners around the world.  Easy to mount on boats equipped with hard tops or soft canvas T-Tops.  BocaShade MDX™ is the perfect shade solution for boats up to 40 feet.

Retail Price (MSRP): Starts at $1,499 USD plus installation