Superyachts Take On Board Outdoor Umbrellas

02 March 2018
New Zealand company Shade7 have gained a strong reputation for providing high quality outdoor umbrellas to residential homes and commercial customers. Some of the more unique projects however have involved supplying their outdoor umbrellas to superyachts.

Shade7’s outdoor umbrellas feature in the outdoor area of homes, holiday homes, businesses, resorts, cafes, restaurants, bars, childcare facilities and much more. Usually fixed to one spot, Shade7’s outdoor umbrellas have taken a different journey as they cross the seas on several superyachts around the world. The Riviera cantilever umbrella, designed and engineered by Shade7, is the most popular umbrella in New Zealand and has also been a favourite on these superyachts.

The high quality of Shade7’s outdoor umbrellas make them ideal for these yachts which are constantly on the move and exposed to such a variety of elements. The outdoors umbrellas have been selected for their strength, high wind rating and marine grade materials which make them ideal for ocean living. The popular Riviera cantilever umbrellas have been constructed with a 20 micron anodised aluminium mast and marine grade anodised aluminium elsewhere which will not rust from the sea water and rain. The canopy fabrics have the highest UPF rating available, making them more resilient to the suns harsh UV rays, which these super yachts will have constant exposure to.

Arctic P is an 87m superyacht owned by Australian billionaire James Packer. Known for his involvement in Crown Resorts, Australia’s largest gaming and entertainment group, he certainly knows how to entertain on this large vessel. Arctic P features two of Shade7’s Riviera cantilever umbrellas and four custom wind rated centre pole umbrellas.

Arctic P Super Yacht

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Across the other side of the hemisphere, british Billionaire Joe Lewis is the proud owner of the 98.4m superyacht known as Aviva. It is the largest yacht that Abeking and Rasmussen have ever built, which took three years of construction done in secrecy. Aviva boasts several 3.5m Octagonal Riviera cantilever umbrellas on board in a bright yellow fabric.

Aviva Yacht Riviera Cantilever Umbrellas

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The luxurious motor yacht Air is a crewed charter yacht available for charter through the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Measuring in at 81m, this stunning yacht is equipped with all the modern comforts including a helicopter pad. Air features two custom 4m square cantilever umbrellas, two custom 4m square centre pole umbrellas as well as two small 2.5m custom market umbrellas. Each umbrella was supplied with sleek black frames and black canopy fabric.

MY Air Superyacht

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Another motor yacht to feature Shade7’s handiwork is the explorer yacht Seawolf. This beautiful yacht has historically been a charter boat and is currently on the market for a new owner. Seawolf features two Riviera cantilever umbrellas which cover the spa and the casual furniture level.

Seawolf Superyacht

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Shade7 are proud to have their umbrellas featured in such high calibre vessels, meeting their high expectations of style and functionality.

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