Shade “Product of the Year”

The patented EZ Snap® fasteners & our proprietary non-fray fabrics make it easy for you to “cut to size” and install right on site. Our “NO DRILL” 3M™ adhesive snap studs also mean no holes in your yacht or RV with professional looking results everytime.

  • No Experience Needed
  • No Special Tools Required
  • No Drill 3M™ Adhesive Studs
  • Non-Fray EZ Snap™ Solar Shade Screens

Yacht Shades

Exterior Boat Window Shades Block the Sun.

Yacht solar shades are the ideal way to keep the heat out, but still have your view.

These exterior solar blinds have the added benefit of giving you privacy while your boat is moored. Even though you can see through the shading mesh just fine from inside the boat’s cabin, people on the outside cannot see in.

Effective DIY solar shades that block heat for windshields, side windows and Bomar Hatches.

No holes to drill… No sewing… No special tools required

When you use the EZ Snap adhesive studs, there is no need to drill holes in your boat or window frame to mount the shades.

All of the EZ Snap fasteners and mesh are designed to stand up to marine conditions such as salt water and hot or cold weather.

The fasteners are also designed to stand up to the strong winds found on the open ocean.

EZ Snap Patented encapsulated Thermo weave shading mesh

Dept of Energy has proven that outdoor mounted shade mesh is up to 7 times more effective than interior blinds, shades or boat window tinting.

Block the Heat – Not the View

EZ Snap’s Thermo-Weave™ Boat Shades are Optical Grade

Unlike other solar shade screens, we have designed our sun screen material to reduce view distortion and weave variance. EZ Snap® yacht shades maintain the view while blocking up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging UV rays.

With your EZ Snap® exterior sun shades installed, you will be able to open your interior blinds and shades, giving you an even better view outside.

All EZ Snap’s material are marine grade and good for both fresh water and salt water installations.

Perfect for when you are moored at the marina. You can see out, but its harder for other boaters to see inside your vessel.

Cut to Size On-site

Fits Any Size or Shape of Boat Windows

These Shade Kits will fit any size or shape of window on boats and RVs. Fits all sailboats and motor vessel boats. All brands and makes of boat.

Perfect for curved, round or triangle shaped windows when interior blinds may not be available (or just too expensive).

EZ Snap Shades are non-fray material. Cut to custom window sizes at the marina or in your back yard.

Thermo-Weave™ Boat Window Shade Mesh

“Non-Fray” Shades for Extreme Marine Weather Performance

The proprietary encapsulated Thermo-Weave™ shading mesh may be cut to any size or shape without the need for hemming or binding the cut edges.

This unique shade cloth, developed by EZ Snap®, allows the “Do-it-Yourselfer” to create professional-looking finished marine quality shade screens without any need for expensive tools or high priced professional upholsterers.

Our exterior shade cloth blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging U.V. rays.

When installed using the new EZ Snap fasteners, you are able to get professional, wrinkle free results every time.

EZ Snap® shading mesh as been specifically designed to work with the EZ Snap fastener system. 

EZ Snap Patented encapsulated Thermo weave shading mesh

EZ Snap’s Optical Grade Solar Shade Screen

“See-Thru” Shade Cloth for Exterior Shade Screen.



The patented EZ Snap® shading system utilizes our proprietary shade cloth Thermo-Weave™, an optical grade shading material.

Thermo-Weave™ is unique, unlike most other shade cloths on the market. Our exterior shades do not distort your vision when you look through the shade mesh on your windows, glass doors or skylights.

What is Shade Cloth?

Shade Cloth is a general term, commonly used to describe a variety of shading mesh materials or shade screens. Most shade cloths have uneven and irregular weaves with over-sized yarns.

Although these shading screen materials will give you a shade factor, they are not designed to be solar shades that you can see clearly through. Solar shades need to retain a clear view through them if they are used on view windows.

EZ Snap’s shade cloth not only retains your view, but actually enhances it by reducing the glare from the sun.

Why is EZ Snap So Effective at Stopping Heat?

Shade Screens that Install on the Outside of Your Windows

Exterior Shades install between the sun and the glass, stopping up to 90% of the sun’s heat before it enters your boat or yacht… far superior to window tinting or film.

Windows are typically the source for up to 48% of the heat build up inside a boat or yacht’s interior. EZ Snap Exterior Shades will make for a more comfortable and cooler boating experience.

The U.S. Dept of Energy recognizes that Shade Screens installed on the exterior of your vessel are up to 7 times more effective at stopping heat than interior blinds or window tint.

Our boating customers tell us that they love having it cooler and more comfortable inside the boat’s cabin. They also appreciate the added UV protection for expensive interiors, guages, and instruments that reduces damage and fading.

Another great benefit is increased daytime privacy while you are moored in busy locations.

EZ Snap® Videos

Watch the videos and animations below to get a better idea of how the fastener system works…

EZ Snap® Reviews

“Everything turned out exactly as we hoped. Easy to install and very effective.”
Paul A.

EZ Snap® Reviews

“I love my boat shades… easy to install.”

EZ Snap® Reviews

“Worked perfectly. Easy installation and excellent protection for my Bowmar hatches.”
Pete Cherouny

Protect Your Marine Investment from Heat & UV Damage

EZ Snap boat shades will not only make your vessel more comfortable, but they also protect your valuable investment.

The optical grade, see-thru mesh blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging UV rays.

This will save your instrument dash, upholstery, carpet and curtains from the sun’s damaging rays.

Fast and Easy installation on power boats, yachts, and sailboats to block sun and heat for windshields, side windows, and Bomar Hatches.

How to Measure Boat Windows

Exterior Yacht Window Shades are ideally fastened to the side of your boat, just beyond the edge of the window frames. Keep this in mind when measuring to ensure you order enough Shade Material to overlap the  Snaps. Shades can also be mounted directly onto the window glass, if desired.

  1. Take measurements of the windows you want to shade.
  2. Enter window measurements and your email address into the EZ Snap® Shade Kit Size Calculator.
  3. Click the Calculate button to receive recommended kit size, fastener counts, and layout diagram.

Tip: Calculator results will also be helpful when it’s time to cut your Shade Mesh to fit your yacht windows. The free layout diagram provides a pattern with dimensions for each window.

When covering multiple windows, it’s important to use the washable layout pencil to mark your layout on the Shade Mesh before you start cutting. Measure twice, cut once.

Shade Multiple Windows with One Large Kit

EZ Snap® Shade Material is 6 feet (72 inches) wide, by whatever kit length you order. For example:

3 Foot Kit is 6 by 3 feet
5 Foot Kit is 6 by 5 feet
20 Foot Kit is 6 by 20 feet

For more detailed instructions on How to Measure Yacht Windows for Shades, follow this link to our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Windows may be rotated for efficient nesting of multiple Shades. Find the most efficient layout easily with the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.

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"The EZ Snap Store is Still Open"

As the effects surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve,
EZ Snap® is committed to keeping our warehouses open and filling orders.
We are prioritizing keeping everyone as safe as possible by adhering to the
recommendations provided by the World Health Organization and the CDC.
We hope everyone remains healthy during this difficult time.