Finding the Right Height for Your Bimini Top

Our bimini top styles – Pontoon and Sport – are different when it comes to height options.

With our Sport Tops, you can select how high you want them when you’re making your purchase. So you should decide in advance if you want something that you or your tallest guests can stand up underneath, or if you just want something sleek and aerodynamic so you can be in the shade while you’re cruising the lake.

Pontoon Tops don’t have the option of a height when you’re making your purchase, because they are adjustable. Our pontoon tops have adjustable struts in the back and front, which let you telescope the frame poles up or down to a maximum height of 6’8″ or 6’9″ depending on the height of your railing.

How to measure the height of your bimini top.

Measuring the Height for Boats with Gunnels

Here’s an important tip, if your boat has a gunnel, you’ll want to measure the distance from the floor to where the bimini top will be mounted on your gunnel. Then add subtract that amount from how high you want your bimini top to be, and that will tell you what height to select. So for example if you have an 18-inch gunnel and you want your top to be 72 inches from the deck, you should select the 54-inch height.