What is a Bimini top?

Apr 03, 2019    |    Fabrication

A bimini top is an open canvas structure that sits over the cockpit of the boat, supported by metal frames. The name bimini top originates from the island Bimini in the Bahamian Islands where they were originally created according to triangle marine center.

Bimini tops are generally made from Aluminum or Stainless Steel. Aluminum is a popular choice for smaller vessels as aluminum is light-weight, whereas Stainless Steel is a bit heavier, but maintains well in a marine environment and is commonly used on larger vessels.

Bimini tops are a great solution to boats of all natures. Biminis create shade and cover allowing you to enjoy a hot summers day without getting sun burnt, which we all know is a plus! the heat can be un-bearable sometimes and we need to be able to easily access shade to ensure we are not getting de-hydrated. Biminis also allow you to enjoy taking your boat out in the rain by providing you cover from the rain – We are seeing a lot more biminis which are being utilised with full covers now.

SRS are known for our ability to provide, tough, hard wearing, customised fabrication for the marine environment. Using our CAD expertise, we can develop you a 3D design, marine fabricate, and install your bimini design all in one stop. We also work alongside cover companies to ensure the process is made easy for you.

Below features a great video we found of how to go about sourcing a boat bimini top.