About Us - Boaters Like You


The inspiration behind Sebba Shade

Sebba Shade (pronounced seb-buh) was invented out of necessity by friends living in St Petersburg, FL.  We wanted to address a common problem for boaters: the need for effective sun protection & more shade to take a break from the relentless heat!

Like others, we tried beach umbrellas, tarps, towels; anything to create more shade for our family & friends. We searched the internet but there are few solutions and none we liked.

We wanted something that didn’t exist. We would have to invent it. 

Determined to create a solution that was both functional and stylish, while also being easy to use and install, we got to work. It had to be rigid and strong, but light as air. Movable, rotatable, flexible…to be placed anywhere on a boat at any time. It had to be easy to put up and take down. It had to cantilever over the sides.

After 3 years of research, design, and testing - we knew we created something special and truly unique and launched the 8x12 model in 2022, followed by the 6x9 model in 2023.

We recommend this product to anyone looking for a reliable and efficient way to stay protected from the sun while boating.  We hope you will enjoy our product & spend more time out on the water with happier kids and friends!

Doing our part to support marine conservation, Sebba Shade partners with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium