New electric telescopic shade is easy to install

Electric Telescopic Shade

Oct 3, 2022

The versatile new Telescopic Shade 2500 from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc., market leader in marine roofing solutions, is an industry-changing accessory to provide boaters relief from the sun, whether they’re relaxing in the bay or running out to the reef. Its patent-pending design focuses on easy installation on a T-top, arch or other overhead structure, where the electric-powered sunshade retracts discretely to be barely visible. Ideal as a standard or optional OEM upgrade, the innovative device debuts at IBEX, September 27–29, 2022.

Available in fabric widths customizable up to eight feet, the Webasto Telescopic Shade 2500 is built for a marine environment. Stainless steel tubing and castings are exceptionally robust and polished to a high gloss to provide a premium appearance. The entire assembly is so well-engineered for stability, the shade can remain fully extended while the boat is underway in moderate conditions. And at only 110 lbs., it won’t adversely affect righting moment.

Electric Telescopic ShadeThe Telescopic Shade 2500 features quick-drying Dickson (Glen Raven) Infinity fabric that resists fading, tears and UV rays, and is easy to clean. Standard colors are Noir black, Carbon dark gray, Gris medium gray and Pierre light gray, with additional options available. Engineered in cooperation with Webasto, it can be ordered to specific sizes. Maximum fabric dimensions are 98″ W x 78.7″ L; with this configuration, total measurements are 110″ W x 140″ L.

Installing the Telescopic Shade 2500 is accomplished in a few easy steps. The base tubes and single 12V DC drive motor with adjustable end positions are mounted to the boat’s overhead structure with the adjustable brackets. Stainless steel gas springs have an extra oil chamber for consistent fabric tension for each position while cross beams self-adjust to minimize stress on the system. The Webasto Telescopic Shade 2500 concept requires no synchronization—only checking and adjusting the end positions. The power switch and wiring harness are offered as an optional kit. This canopy can also be used in tandem with Webasto’s wide range of marine sunroofs.

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