This Bimini top cover by Vortex is slightly different from other covers because of its 10 ft. length. Most covers are generally 8 ft. but the additional two feet of shade which this cover provides can be quite beneficial if you have 3-4 people travelling in the boat or simply if you have one of the bigger boats. As long as the beam width of the boat is between 91 and 96 inches, this Bimini top will have a perfect fit.
This Bimini top is manufactured and marketed by Vortex, and its features too are common to those of other Bimini tops manufactured by the same company:
- The frame is made of anodized aluminium and comprises of rounded tubes.
- Anodized aluminium ensures that the frame remains corrosion free.
- The cover itself is also made from marine grade fabric.
- The fabric is not only useful for protecting from the sun but is also water proof and will make the perfect umbrella for the boat.
- The package includes various hardware equipment like mounting gear.
- Most of the gear is either made of nylon or stainless steel.
- Some extras like support poles and zippered boot storage are also included.
Advantages of this product that can be derived from user reviews are:
- In spite of low price, no compromise has been made on the quality of either the top fabric or the frame material.
- It is easy to put together. However, first time users of such covers may face a little difficulty in following the instruction manual.
- The manufacturing company, Vortex, is very professional in their service. They provide fast shipping and delivery. For one customer, they replaced the cover without any hassles even after six months since he complained that the cover had faded.
There are not a lot of disadvantages but the few that could be identified from user reviews are:
- The frame is not sturdy enough. However, one user suggested not having the cover up when the boat is going at a high speed in order to extend its life.
- Some buyers found it difficult to set it up since instruction manual is not very clear.
This Bimini top cover by Vortex has its own set of advantages and drawbacks. It is a low range product and offers reasonably good quality considering its cost. Its unique feature is the added shaded space that it will provide because of the extra length. This feature alone may tip a buyer’s decision in favour of this product.