Which bimini size should I choose for my boat?
How do I measure my boat for a bimini?
Bimini tops are not based on the boat that you have, but where you are placing it on the boat. Below are the measurements that you will need.
- Width: The width of your bimini is the most critical measurement. This measurement is NOT the "beam" or boat width, it is the width where the bimini will mount to the side rails. Width selections come in 12" ranges, and the frame can flex a few inches out or in to accommodate your boat.
- Type of poles: Round or square if both are available in the selected width.
- Height: Make sure to consider the ideal height to fit your needs. Measure this from the point where the bimini will be mounted straight up. If you have a center console or steering column, you need to take this into consideration.
- Length: How much coverage do you want your bimini top to provide? We have 2 bow bimini tops that are 65" long, 3-bow biminis that are 71" long, and 4-bow biminis that are 95" long. The mounting point is approximately in the center of the top, and the coverage is also split front to back from that point. If you're replacing an existing bimini top, don't measure the flap, only from the first to last bow pockets.
You can find all of our bimini tops and kits at www.empirecovers.com/bimini-tops.