As boat buyers walk the aisles of the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, they’ll view one of the most innovative comfort solutions available: the electric-powered Telescopic Shade 2500 from Webasto. Mounted onto an overhead structure, the device is barely visible when retracted. At the push of a button, it extends up to 6-1/2′ long to provide welcome relief from the sun and can be used even while underway. The sunshade makes its Miami show debut February 15–19, booth HP411.
While the Telescopic Shade 2500 is an OEM-installed option, Webasto engineered this patent-pending design to be simple for boatbuilders to easily incorporate into existing models. It doesn’t even require them to synchronize the device, only check and adjust the end positions. The sunshade’s high-gloss stainless steel tubes and marine-grade materials make this a permanent, trouble-free addition to any boat.
Webasto engineered the Telescopic Shade 2500 to be virtually maintenance free. Stainless steel gas springs provide a consistent fabric tension for each position while cross beams self-adjust to minimize stress on the shade. With maximum fabric dimensions of up to 8′ wide, it will fit a broad range of vessel T-tops, arches and hard biminis, and can be used tandem with a Webasto marine sunroof.
The Dickson (Glen Raven) Infinity fabric resists fading, tears and UV rays, and dries quickly. This premium fabric is offered in single fabric rolls for all custom width options, making the Telescopic Shade 2500 system sleeker and more robust than competing shades. This also allows an increase to the fabric tension for a more attractive and even appearance. Designed to match modern boat décors, standard colors are Noir black, Carbon dark gray, Gris medium gray and Pierre light gray, with additional options available. A video is at www.bit.ly/TelescopicShade.
Contact Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. 15083 North Rd., Fenton, MI 48430. 810-593-6054. www.webasto-comfort.com.
The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to the mobility industry and one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive sector worldwide. The company’s offering includes in-house developed roof, heating and cooling systems for various types of vehicles, batteries and charging solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles, and additional services related to thermal management and electromobility. Among the customers of Webasto are manufacturers of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and boats, as well as dealers and end customers. In 2021, the Group generated sales of 3.7 billion euros and employed around 15,700 people at over 50 locations. The headquarters of the company, which was founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany). For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com.
Editor’s note: See the Telescopic Shade 2500 and full line of Webasto solutions at MIBS, Feb. 15–19, booth HP411. On display will be the FCF and S-Series self-contained cooling units, Ti22 ProX Chiller, V-Series and A-Series chillers, Air Top Evo and Thermo Pro 90 heaters and Series 40 and BlueSky roof systems. Engineers will be onsite to answer technical questions and highlight the company’s latest OEM relationships.