Inspired by the graceful propulsion of a manta ray through the ocean, the Manta Shade (2001) offers protection from the sun without obstructing the view. Dougan Clarke, a consummate sailor who spent a decade working with sails, rigging and boat design, knows what stands up to salty, wet environments. Manta uses a racing cam cleat and pulley system to raise and lower the shade. Easy to use and maintain, the replaceable marine-grade components ensure a lifetime of serviceability. Aluma-Teak gives you the warmth of hardwood without the worry. This state-of-the-art finish stands up to sun, salt and rain for years of enjoyment. Choose from a mobile or stationary stand. As with any umbrella, it’s advisable to keep this product in the base provided and stored in the closed position. DWR is not responsible for events caused by misuse or weather. Made in U.S.A.
Marine-grade Aluma-Teak™ frame; stainless steel components; security sleeve with star knob security handle; UV-stabilized thermo-polymer; marine cam cleat and pulley system; 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella® canvas. MOBILE STAND, concrete-filled aluminum with Tuff-Wheel extension. STATIONARY STAND, galvanized steel.
Shade: H 100" Diameter 101" Mobile Stand: Diameter 24" Stationary Stand: Diameter 30"
Born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, Dougan Clarke's upbringing by the ocean has informed his approach to design. "Nature," says Clarke, "in all its wondrous forms and raw beauty, has inspired me through the years and brought me endless joy." Self-taught, Clarke spent 10 years in the marine manufacturing industry, where he gained an expert's understanding of the materials and engineering needed to withstand the corrosive effects of the sea, salt and sun. He combined that with his experience in leisure furnishings to launch Tuuci (""The Ultimate Umbrella Company, Inc.") in 1998.
Clarke says that the goal of Tuuci is to "complement the comfort and accessibility of natural environments through shade architecture." His aim was nothing less than to "redefine what was previously known as an umbrella."... Read more >