ShadeFin – Shadow in Seconds

Add an extra layer of sun protection with ShadeFin by TACO Marine – a new product that easily attaches into rod holders, tops and gunnels for convenient, portable shade for almost any boat. ShadeFin is available now to boat builders and their dealer body, and at West Marine, Bass Pro Shops, Crook & Crook, local marine dealers and through Buy TACO Direct.

Ocean-Inspired Design

ShadeFin’s ocean-inspired design provides expanded shade coverage for multiple areas of the boat, including fore, aft and sides of tops or anywhere there is a rod holder. ShadeFin’s fabric provides an excellent UPF 50+ rating of sun protection while boating and fishing, or when relaxing at the dock and sand bar.

Shade for All Activities

To anticipate the needs of many boaters, ShadeFin pairs with either a Fixed or Adjustable Rod Holder Mount, which insert into any standard T-top rod holder or into a gunnel rod holder with an adapter, a Hardtop Bracket Mount, the Grand Slam 170 Outrigger or 170-2 Center Rigger Mounts, or with a Fixed or Adjustable Clamp-On Mount for pipe or tube. ShadeFin also works with a Telescopic Rod Holder Accessory for extended coverage right from the gunnel. ShadeFin’s body houses the ribs and material and is offered in black or white.

Protective Mesh Storage Sleeve

A protective mesh storage sleeve comes standard with the 12-pound ShadeFin. To operate ShadeFin, remove the sleeve, mount to a desired location onboard and activate the underside release tabs. Structural ribs attached to weather-resistant sun-protecting fabric expand out from the body to lock the fin in place.

Features and Benefits

  • Patent No. 10, 604, 214
  • Light, compact and portable
  • Easily mounts into any standard T-top rod holder or into a gunnel rod holder with an adapter
  • Comes with or without a Fixed Rod Holder Mount
  • Adjustable Rod Holder Mount options available
  • Clamp-On Mount options available for 3/4” to 1” Schedule-40 pipe and 1-1/4" O.D. tube
  • Large coverage area of 5’ W X 6’ L
  • ShadeFin's fabric is high-quality WeatherMAX 3D
  • UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating of 50+ (“Excellent” rating)
  • Made of high-quality anodized aluminum parts
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Feedback
Part Number Description Fabric Color UPC Body Finish
T10-3000-1 ShadeFin with White Fabric & Bag Kit White 631041090370 White Top & Silver Satin Underside
T10-3000-2 ShadeFin with Black Fabric & Bag Kit Black 631042090386 Black Top & Silver Satin Underside
T10-3000-3 ShadeFin with White Fabric, Bag & Fixed Rod Holder Mount Kit White 631043090392 White Top & Silver Satin Underside
T10-3000-4 ShadeFin with Black Fabric, Bag & Fixed Rod Holder Mount Kit Black 631044090407 Black Top & Silver Satin Underside