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Things to Consider When Searching For Boat Lift Canopies?

Congratulations, you’re a boat owner – or maybe you have been for a while now and you’re looking into getting a boat lift canopy. Protecting your boat with a boat lift canopy is a smart idea – even if it’s just to make sure your initial investment doesn’t get ruined, and for no other reason.

You may also need to replace your boat lift canopy after having one for quite a long time. Boat lift canopies can last up to ten years, but that isn’t forever.

Let’s go over the most important things to consider when searching for a boat lift canopy.

Materials and Size  

You’re purchasing a boat lift canopy to protect your boat from things like wind, rain, and the sun. Because of this, what kind of material you choose is extremely important. Some of the most common materials used in the industry are Vinyl, Harbor Time, and Sunbrella.

Materials: Vinyl  

Vinyl is one of the most well-known fabrics for your canopy for a reason. It’s typically little more heavier material, resistant to UV light and moisture. It’s also normally easy to clean and very affordable. Finally, it lasts quite a while.

If you already had a boat lift canopy, this is probably the one that came from the factory that you’re looking to replace after a near-decade.

Materials: Harbor Time  

Harbor Time is an acrylic-coated polyester that has exceptional levels of quality, strength, resistance to abrasion, light, and moisture. Many people also find it to be far more visually appealing than vinyl, and choose it over vinyl for that reason.

Because it’s higher quality (and extremely water-repellent) you’ll spend a decent amount more on this than you would the vinyl boat lift canopy.

Materials: Sunbrella  

Finally, Sunbrella is another good material choice for those who want a great fabric that is water-resistant, fade-resistant, and has most of the other traits from the previous choices.

Sunbrella is best if you want a convenient material for your boat lift canopy: it by far has the best proven track record of being resistant to fading and dulling, and general resistance to wear and tear overall.

Color, Warranty Duration, Other Factors  


When looking to replace a boat lift canopy, consider the color you want your canopy to have. For a lot of people, this doesn’t matter: but it’s a fairly expensive accessory you’re purchasing in order to preserve the integrity of your boat long-term.

Because of this, it makes sense to pick the right of color to represent exactly what you want.

Most people will choose white, gray, or tan for their canopy color. These kinds of colors sit very well with a light-colored or white boat, which many people have, because colored hulls will fade over time and don’t look as great when the boat gets older.

If this sounds like the right choice for you, those kinds of options are definitely available.

Click here to view boat canopies, review sizes, colors, and brands – we have every kind of boat canopy you could want here at Syntex Industries. You can also learn more information and check out specific details about each product here. 

If you have any other questions, or want to contact us for further info about boat lift canopies – don’t hesitate to call us or fill out this contact form right here. We’re always ready to answer any of your questions.

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