Regular vs. Harbor Shade: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Best Shade Solution for My Boat?

During the warmer months of the year the LaPorte Products Boat Shade Kits and Harbor Shade Kits are hot commodities for keeping cool and protected from the sun while on board. However, how do you know which one is right for your marine needs? What’s the difference between the two? While both the Regular Shade Kit and Harbor Shade Kit are similar in construction and material, there are notable differences between the two, so we’re here to answer all your questions.

LaPorte Products Regular Shade

The Details:

  • Designed for Center Console, Walk-Around, and Dual Console boat models.
  • Ideal for boats that are between 17 and 34 feet.
  • Typically kept in stock and ready to be shipped.
    • The majority of boat lines are already measured and fitted, so you can order a shade for your boat at almost anytime.

LaPorte Products Harbor Shade

The Details:

  • Designed for Sport Fishing, Yacht, & Cruiser Style boat models.
  • Ideal for boats 35 feet and larger.
  • Will typically attach to SeaSucker Vacuum Cups but may be able to be attached directly to the framework of your boat.
  • Has a center support strap that attaches to framework and keeps the large shade from sagging.
  • Has a cross strap.

What The Shades Have in Common:

  • Made from a space age expandable material called Resilience that looks, feels and stretches like spandex and reflects up to 75% of UV heat, while blocking out damaging UV rays.
  • Provide shade for your boat that is portable, easily stored, and not permanent.
  • Help protect you and your family from the sun’s harsh UV rays.
  • Remain whisper-quiet while underway.
  • Ability to run up to 30 knots while in the standard aft position.
  • Uniquely versatile for multiple positions on the boat.
  • Allow for quick, simple, one-person installation.
  • Available in black and white color options.


We designed both the LaPorte Boat Shades to provide the maximum amount of UV protection on the water because we know how important it is to keep you and your loved ones protected from the sun. No matter which style is right for your boat, both will help keep you cool, covered, protected, and out on the water longer. Relax, you’re covered by LaPorte.


LaPorte’s Products Regular Shade Kit:

LaPorte’s Products Harbor Shade Kit:


Laporte’s Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of top quality boat covers and shade products for center console boats.

2 thoughts on “Regular vs. Harbor Shade: What’s the Difference?

  1. Michael Quinn says:

    Have an 87 Silverton34c how much for the shade?

    1. Marketing Team says:

      Hey Michael! For shade pricing, please email our sales team at We will need a couple measurements from you in order to give you pricing.

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