It may not technically be summer yet, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather and there’s no better way to spend a hot summer day than on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. These scorching days are just begging you to get out on the water. But spending all of that time in full sunlight can lead to sunburns, dehydration, and poor skin health. That’s because the sun’s reflection on the water can expose you to even more UV radiation than you would experience on land.


But that’s no reason to cut your fun in the sun short! At Canvasworks in Cokato, we can give you the protection you need to make the most of your time on the water this summer with a custom bimini top. Check out these great reasons to invest in a bimini top and then give us a call to order yours in time for your next lake adventure!

1.   Customize Your Boat

If you’re looking for an affordable accessory that adds a little style to your boat, a bimini top is a great investment. You can order yours in almost any color, size, or style, making it a great way to customize your boat. By adding on side curtains, a windshield, or even an aft curtain you can customize this essential boat accessory even further.


2.   Protect Your Skin

It’s healthy to get out in the sun and enjoy some fresh air. But too much of any good thing can lead to trouble. The CDC warns that as little as 15 minutes of exposure in direct sun can cause damage to a person’s skin. Even if you wear rashguards and sunscreen, there’s only so much you can do to protect yourself when there’s no place on your boat to get out of the sun. Light reflecting off of the water only intensifies the problem, resulting in your skin burning faster.

3.   Have More Fun

Everyone loves a sunny day on the lake, but you can get too much of a good thing. A bimini top lets you take a break from the relentless summer sun so you can stay cooler and enjoy your time on the water much longer. And thanks to the design of a bimini top, you can still enjoy plenty of fresh air and cool breezes while you’re out of the sun. Bimini tops can also be easily lowered or raised as desired, so when you want the sun, you’ve got it.

4.   Stay Dry

Even if you watch the weather, if you spend enough time out on the water, you will eventually get caught in the rain.If you have a bimini top you’ll be more protected from inclement weather. For greater protection you can add curtains and a windshield to your bimini top. Prolonging not only your day on the lake, but also your boating season by allowing you to get out on the lake sooner in the spring and stay out later in the fall.

5.   Keep Your Boat Looking Great

It’s not just your skin that the sun takes a toll on. Solar UV rays can also damage your boat’s interior and equipment over time. A bimini top is a good way to give your boat just a little more protection while using your boat and keep your investment in excellent shape.

Order Your Custom Bimini Top

If you want a durable bimini top with style, check out our gallery and then give us a call at 320-559-0165. You can also contact us online to order your custom bimini top or boat upholstery. You’ll love the way your boat looks with a beautiful new bimini top!