The boat awning is a fundamental accessory for the comfort of the boat, it is essential to protect yourself from the sun making you enjoy the boat excursions to the fullest, it is an excellent shelter even during a downpour or a thunderstorm and is usually installed on open boats or rafts . The awnings for boats are normally formed by an arched structure in aluminum or stainless steel , while the canopy that covers the frame is made of resistant fabric; they are fixed to the boat by means of special attachments. Usually, joints are installed on the awnings that make them mobile and able to fold to reduce the encumbrance of the same inside the boat when not in use, or to be able to store it in the locker or in its case to make it easier to transport . In order to best meet the customer's requests, many awnings are made to measure . To choose the most suitable awning for your boat, it is necessary to take into account some important characteristics : first you choose the number of arches , usually two in the cheapest awnings up to three or even four. The arch is the transverse tubular of the awning, which crosses the boat in width. The number of arches affects the strength of the boat awning and the tension of the canopy: in essence, the greater the number of arches , the more robust the awning is and the noise of the awning exposed to the wind is minimal . Another key feature of the awning is the material with which the frame is built . There are anodized aluminum awnings that are light and able to withstand the shocks of the sea waves and atmospheric agents. In addition to those in anodized aluminum, there are boat awnings in stainless steel , which have a more robust structure and which, thanks to their mirror polishing, are the most chosen to give greater aesthetic value to the boat. The third very important feature for our awning is to evaluate the diameter of the tubulars that form the frame which affect the strength of the awning. It starts from a size of 20 mm up to 30 mm. Based on our experience , awnings with 20 mm tubulars are not recommended for any type of boat, as they are too little robust ; we normally advise our customers to choose tubulars starting from 25 mm which allow the awning to be kept open even during navigation under a certain speed. If you want to have a perfect and super sturdy awning, the choice necessarily falls on tubulars with a diameter of 30 mm . Last but not least, the fabric of the canopy , which must be a sturdy fabric, capable of withstanding atmospheric agents and the elements of the sea . In order to choose the right awning you need to have the length of the boat and check if the height and width of the awning meet your usage requirements. The width of the awning refers to the center distance of the two attachment points. Generally the attachment point for fiberglass boats is the center wall , while for inflatable boats it is the center of the tubular . Usually the awnings on the market have about a tolerance of 10 cm more or less than the reference measure. The length of the awning is based on the width. Finally, it is necessary to take into account the height of the awning that we remember must be sufficient to be able to stand under it. Thanks to the wide range of attachments available on our online store, you can buy and install the ideal awning for you that you can install wherever you prefer, on the tubulars of inflatable boats, on the boat deck, on the side rail or even on sliding rails. Normal boat awnings are made to be used when the boat is stationary or at very low speeds. Discover the whole range in this section and immediately take advantage of the super offers (with discounts up to 30%) and our fast and free shipping service for orders of at least 250 Euros!