Shade Structures that are Uniquely Yours

The Sarasota Yacht Club, located on beautiful Bird Key, hosts some of Southwest Florida’s premier events. Members expect the best … that’s why sagging cloth on its outdoor shade structure wouldn’t do.

Staff struggled to keep the fabric taught on the Club’s old shade structure. It didn’t complement the Club’s architecture while also failing to provide adequate shade.

That’s why the Club turned to Apollo Sunguard.

We designed a custom shade structure that not only provides plenty of coverage but also enhances the Club’s architectural design. The new shade structure is designed to give the attractive appearance of overlapping sails, but with very little actual overlapping to ensure maximum coverage. It adds functionality to the Club’s outdoor space without blocking the beautiful bay view of anyone inside.

It also incorporates an innovative fabric that’s blue on one side and white on the other, matching the Club’s coastal aesthetic. The fabric blocks more than 92% of UV rays, which is critical under the strong Florida sun. And like all Apollo Sunguard products, the new shade structure is equipped to weather the region’s strong storms. It has a unique quick-release system, which allows Club staff to easily remove the fabric, while the steel base can withstand winds of up to 180 mph.

Here’s what the Club’s facilities director had to say: “As the facilities director at Sarasota Yacht Club, I was tasked with replacing our shade sail over our waterfront patio space. While researching local companies that could handle the necessary scope of work with the expertise and workmanship that our facility requires, I discovered Apollo Sunguard. They were professional and prompt throughout the process, beginning with a site visit, design and pricing. I was more than pleased. The entire project was handled in a way that met our expectations, while even using American-made products.”

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