Makefast Marine Powered Roofs, Awnings and Biminis

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Makefast have been making waves in the world of luxury boat building for decades with a cutting-edge range of manual and electric sliding roofs, awnings and bimini hydraulic units.

Along with a selection of fittings for yacht sprayhoods, covers and canopies, the Makefast philosophy of uncompromising commitment to quality informs everything we do – from the painstaking attention to detail in our UK factory to the expert advice and care given to every one of our customers.


For new and existing designs

Single panel canvas roof with integral headlining facility. Suitable for use on most sizes of Sports yachts and sailboats. It is designed to complement the profile of the yacht.

Technical specifications
  • Roof mechanism capable of accommodating considerable movement and build variation in parent structure of yacht
  • Clear width of opening 1.5 to 3 metres
  • Clear length of opening 1.5 to 3 metres
  • Opening speed nominal 5 metres per minute
  • Low maintenance, self lubricating, self cleaning tracks and cars. Highly polished stainless steel
  • Carriage construction Non Hygroscopic plastic
  • Type 316 stainless steel cable system
  • 7 x 19 construction
  • Integral torque limiter built into high tensile brass drive wheel
  • Motor gear box unit:
    • 12 or 24 volt available
    • Fixed ratio gearbox
    • Protected IP54 unit
  • Electrical control box rated IP66
  • Limit sensors fore and aft
  • Electrical overload safety trip
  • Operated by 2 way rocker switch mounted on the dashboard – customer supplied
  • Remote control option available
  • Unit weight 65 Kgs. based on 3 metres x 2.5 metres (excluding canvas)
  • Canvas supplied by customer or ask Makefast to quote
  • Core system is designed to accommodate build variation, extremes of temperature and weather, and structural movement of the boat whilst at sea
  • Extensive salt spray and function testing is carried out
  • 2 year warranty period from date of dispatch (full details available)