From £4490 Nautica

  • Nautica S316T - Mirror polish & timber mast with Pearl Mist Plain canopy
  • Nautica S316 4.0 Oct Heat & Light ShadeArt
  • Nautica Louver London
  • Nautica 4x3
  • Nautica 3.5x2.62 Louver London
  • Nautica S316 4.0 Oct Plain Heat & Light ShadeArt
  • Nautica S316T 3.5x2.63
  • Nautica with heat & light
  • Nautica S316T - Pair of Black Louvered with heat & light on custom portable bases private client London UK
  • Nautica Louver Rectangle London
  • Nautica S316T 4.0 Oct ShadeArt
  • Nautica S316T 4x3 Mirror Plinth ShadeArt UK
  • Nautica S316T - Mirror polish and timber mast with Pearl Mist Plain canopy
  • Nautica S316T - Mirror polish and timber mast with Black Louver canopy
  • Nautica S316T 4x3 canopy
  • Nautica Heat & Light
  • Nautica Custom heater bracket
  • Nautica S316T - Mirror polished elbow and timber mast with Black plain canopy
  • Nautica 4x3~1
  • Nautica S316T plain canopy
  • Nautica S316T side view
  • Nautica Electric plug
  • Nautica Mirror elbow with electrical
  • NAUTICA S316T 3x3 Square with black plain canopy on superyacht
  • Nautica Smart Box Electrics
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Stainless Timber Post
Opens with a cable winder / Hand Crank
Inground fitting compatible
Portable base compatible
Heat & light compatible
Parasol can rotate 360 degrees
Wind rating of 3

Nautica by ShadeArt


The ultimate, side post parasol with vertical, hand crafted, laminated timber mast. Each unique piece like fine furniture. 


ShadeArts' flagship side post (cantilevered) parasol or umbrella is best compared to fine furniture. It was initially custom designed in 2010 for a renowned super yacht client and since sold to discerning commercial and private clients the world over. Nautica is both beautiful and functional with each unique piece crafted in the UK from hand selected premium timbers, marine engineered stainless and high strength alloys.


Nautica is made from a vertical laminated timber mast which is mated to a hand polished 316 marine stainless boom. This fusion of timber and marine steel provides a beautiful and proportioned frame of great strength and flexibility.

The canopy frames are made from high strength marine grade aluminium and 316 stainless steel, ensuring that every element is highly corrosion resistant. Canopies are hand tailored in the UK from Europe’s finest fabrics and come in a selection of sizes, shapes and colours with options including 360˚ rotation, heating, lighting, and branding.


Nautica is assembled and dismantled with one bolt and ShadeArts' unique bayonet system, which allows the canopy to be removed and stowed with ease. The custom mirror stainless winch and internal cabling is also a work of art.

All aspects of Nautica are designed to the highest quality with each piece, subtly unique. We proudly offer the ultimate, side post parasol.

Links to other side post parasols manufactured in the UK by ShadeArt:

  • Nautica Tubular premium vertical slim stainless-steel mast with >80 fabric canopies
  • Nautica Marine premium hand polished or satin stainless steel with >80 fabric canopies
  • Storm S wind gust rating to 70 mph/112kph with tension membrane canopies
  • Terrafirma Single stylish laminated timber and stainless steel with >80 fabric canopies
  • Tellus Tubular slim vertical stainless-steel mast with optional articulated boom

Nautica - Features


  • Handcrafted in the UK from the finest materials – stainless steel, hand selected timber and marine anodised alloys.
  • Shapes - Square, Rectangle and Octagonal
  • Sizes Square from 2.0 to 4.0 metres, Rectangles from 2.5 x 1.88 to 4.0 x 3.0 metres and Octagonal from 2.5 to 4.0 metres.
  • Canopy Styles – choice of plain (with or without a valance) or optional louver panelled, and wind vented plus linking gutters for multiple parasols.
  • Custom Timber Mast options – from hand selected, Red Sapele – Iroko – European Oak - Walnut, Burmese Teak, and American Ash - surcharges apply
  • Colours – 12 standard plus >70 optional – see fabric download for detail.
  • Ease of assembly – takes about 10 to 15 minutes to bolt the mast to a pre-installed ground anchor or pedestal base, then attach the boom and wigwam.
  • Easy to operate – a bespoke stainless gearbox with internal cabling makes for easy opening and closing of the canopy.
  • Safety – removable handle and safety pin to prevent unwanted tampering.
  • Sun & Rain protection – excellent levels of protection from harmful UV rays and ShadeArt  canopies are also highly water resistant.
  • Fabric quality – premium quality solution dyed European acrylic canvas guaranteed to retain 80% or more original colour for a minimum of 5 years. 
  • Corrosion resistant - durable laminated timber with alloy core and marine grade stainless steel connections and boom with marine anodised aluminium wigwams.
  • Easily stowed - in high winds or for winter storage, simply lower the wigwam, fold, and strap the canopy, undo bolts, turn to detach and lower.
  • Optional 360˚ rotation - to tune the shade throughout the day.
  • Optional Branding – email your artwork and we will arrange your canopy or valance logo during manufacture.
  • Optional Heat, Light and Sound
  • Permanent or portable – ShadeArt parasols are fastened to ground anchors or pedestal bases. We can also customise most solutions.
  • Spare parts and canopies – always available – SHADEmakers UK are still servicing parasols we sold 18 years ago.
  • Designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom