Do I need a T-Top on my boat?
If you have a center console fishing boat without a T-top, you already know about baking in the blazing sunshine, being rained on, and having a lack of handholds and storage at the helm. You’ve probably seen T-top-equipped boats nearby, and wished you could duck into the shade and out of the weather on your own boat. And since you’ve landed here on this web site, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already decided to do something about it. The Fishmaster Folding T-Top was designed to solve all of these problems—as well as the complications created by adding a T-top to your boat.
Are Fishmaster T-Tops Trailerable?
Yes. Our tops can be trailered while upright or folded down, installed in an afternoon, and cost significantly less than having a top built specifically for your boat. You can even add a custom designed and fitted strap-on clear canvas windshield or enclosure. We truly believe our Folding T-top top offers the best solution available for a center console angler who’s had enough of being fully exposed to the weather.
How are Fishmaster T-Tops Different from a Bimini Top?
What about choosing one of those less expensive, easy to mount folding Bimini tops instead? Anyone who’s ever tried fishing from underneath one of those things knows that it’s nearly impossible to cast a line or land a fish with all the struts and straps in the way. For an angler, a T-top is the only acceptable solution.
Will A Fishmaster T-Top Fit in My Garage?
When folded the height is reduced to just under 50 inches. That means you can add a T-top to your boat, but still back it into a garage. You pay less for dry-stack storage, a savings that could recoup the top’s price in short order. And you can squeeze under low bridges or overhangs that prevent boats with regular T-tops from exploring some waterways. By the way, have we mentioned that you can fold the top down in a matter of minutes without any tools, thanks to our quick-release knobs?
Just How Universal is the Fishmaster T-Top?
Its universal nature means it will fit any boat in the 14- to 30-foot range with a console between 24- and 50-inches wide, and while it stands 81 inches off the deck, when folded the height is reduced to just under 50 inches.
Does the Fishmaster T-Top Use Sunbrella Fabric?
Obviously the Fishmaster, like any T-top, provides shade and protection from the rain. By using high-quality Sunbrella acrylic canvas, however, we ensure that our top provides the best protection possible for as long as possible. Sunbrella is UV and fade-resistant, it resists mildew and mold, and is universally recognized as the best marine canvas you can buy.
What Are Fishmaster T-Tops Made Of?
Our T-Top is supported by a framework of anodized 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum which has been heat-treated, ensuring maximum strength, corrosion-resistance, and a radiant finish. And hardware is 316-grade stainless-steel, not the more common but less corrosion-resistant 304-grade sometimes used by companies trying to save a buck. Considering these factors, it’s easy to understand how we can confidently back up our tops with an industry-leading five-year warranty and a “Love it or Return it” 30-day no questions asked money-back guarantee.