Frequently Asked Questions 

General questions 

What are the advantages of your biminis over other brands?
The number one reason for getting a bimini is to offer optimum protection from the sun, especially on those hot summer days. Each bimini is built with that in mind. We want to offer a bimini that is not only user friendly but a bimini that is large enough to truly offer legitimate sun protection. Our standard bimini is 5 1/2 to 6 feet long and wider than most other tower mounted biminis out on the market. Also our bimini tops are very durable because all our bows are made from a solid piece of metal and not different sections. Coverage, bimini design options and durability are only a few of the many advantages that set our biminis apart from all others.
How do I order a bimini top?
To order a bimini top you can go to the contact page and fill out an order form, make sure to have the correct year, make, model, and tower, then send it in and we will contact you shortly.
What is included with the bimini top?
Our bimini top comes with a storage boot and all necessary mounting hardware so you will be out in the water in no time.
What if I don't have a tower, do you sell deck mounted biminis?
Definitely, we offer bimini tops for almost any boat. Our deck mounted biminis attach to mounts that are drilled into the deck of the boat. Once the bimini is attached, you will be able to easily set up and store the bimini without taking it off the mounts.
What if I have an aftermarket tower?
If you have an aftermarket tower we can still make you a bimini. Just send in a side picture of your boat with the tower and we will send you the measurement form for your tower.
How much do they cost?
For most of our tower mounted biminis the prices start at $825.00 for solid colors, 1 stripe @ $915.00, 2 stripes @ $915.00, flared 1 stripe @ $945.00, and flared 2 stripes @ $945.00. These prices are based on a polished aluminum. Stainless steel is an additional $90.00 for most makes and models.
How does the bimini mount to the tower?
The unique advantage of Tower Biminis is our custom quick release clamps that mount on to your tower with no drilling required, then the bimini will simply attach to the clamps and you are ready to hit the lake.
How long does it take to get the bimini once the order is placed?
It depends on the time of the year and model of the boat. During the winter, on our lower volume months, it takes us 5-10 working days to ship a patterned bimini. If we do not have a pattern and need measurements, it could take 3-5 weeks before we will be able to ship. During our high volume summer months it could take 2-4 weeks for a patterned bimini to ship and 6-12 weeks for biminis we do not have patterns for.
Can I trailer the boat with the bimini top up?
Although bimini tops are built for speeds up to 45 mph on a boat, it is different when being trailered. You must store your bimini in the storage boot while trailering to avoid damage to the bimini and/or boat. Failure to do that will result in voiding your warranty.
Does the bimini come with a storage boot?
Absolutely, all biminis include a solid color storage boot for your top. This boot includes two straps and buckles for strapping the bimini to the tower
How much is shipping?
Since we ship our bimini tops with whole bows to make them strong and not in individual sections which causes weakness in the frame, typical shipping costs range from $85- $120 depending on the shipping destination. We ship our bimini tops through FedEx Ground. (International shipment pricing will depend on destination.)
Where is my tracking information?
The tracking information will be on your invoice that will be e-mailed to you. All our domestically shipped bimini tops are shipped through FedEx and anything outside the U.S. will be shipped though DHL. As for small parts, they will be shipped through USPS.

Maintenance and care

How do I clean the canvas (recommended by Sunbrella)

To clean Sunbrella while still on a boat, follow these simple steps:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Hose down.
  3. Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid.
  4. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  7. Air dry.
  8. May not require re-treatment depending on the age of the fabric.
Maintenance of the bimini
Your bimini top does not require much maintenance. Make sure after a couple of trips that all the screws are nice and snug.
How does the bimini store when not in use?
It is simple and quick. By just removing two quick release pins and two thumbscrews the bimini collapses together so that it can then be stored within the storage boot. The bimini is then folded up against the back of the tower and held in place by boot straps. Over The Top biminis might fold up different depending on your tower, our biminis were designed so one person can easily store it.

Warranty, Liability, and Returns

Does the bimini come with warranty?
All of our biminis use Sunbrella, the top marine acrylic fabric in the industry. Sunbrella offers an 8 year limited warranty on the canvas. We also offer a 1 year warranty on workmanship and defective parts. * Please make sure to have your invoice that will be e-mailed to you.
What if my bimini does not fit?

Call our office at your first opportunity so we can review your order. If the bimini does not fit correctly due to the fault of Tower Biminis a new bimini will be built and shipped to you as soon as possible.

If it does not fit due to an error in ordering (such as but not limited to: wrong tower, wrong year boat, wrong model boat) there will be a 20% restocking fee applied when the original bimini is returned. Original shipping charges and return shipping fees are not refundable. All returns must be approved by Tower Biminis before shipping the item to us.

The customer shall test and verify the suitability of the product for its intended use as created by Tower Biminis. The customer assumes all risk and liability.  Tower Biminis limits its obligation to replacement or repair of products proven defective. We are not liable for any loss or damage from the use or inability to use the product.
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