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

Solution Dyed Acrylic Canvas V6.3 2019


Parasol Description

Nautica by ShadeArt UK - is the ultimate; in premium luxury parasols and umbrellas in the world.

  • Nautica is the product of several years invested in R&D. With all the components purpose designed and engineered from scratch – using only premium grade and durable materials. Each parasol is fully marinised so it can grace the decks of any superyacht, premium resort or private home.
  • Each umbrella is manufactured by hand in our UK workshops. With the range available in either S316 - marine grade stainless which is polished to a mirror finish or can be made from S316T a combination of glue laminated and steel reinforced timber. This is then invisibly connected to mirror finished 316 stainless fittings.
  • The Nautica Side post parasol is designed so you can simply pull the spring loaded pin and rotate the canopy through 360 degrees. This allows you to maximise shade as the sun moves throughout the day.
  • Our timbers are all cut and machined in the UK by English craftsmen and pre finished. The standard timber mast is from hand selected Iroko. For custom projects we can make and supply from Burmese Teak, Walnut, Red Sapeli, European Oak and American Ash. Or, virtually any durable outdoor timber you may prefer.
  • Our canopies are tailored in England by a sailmaker and his team. Each from 100% solution dyed acrylic canvas with over 40 fabric colourways to choose from.
  • Not satisfied with over the counter winches – we even designed and now make our winches in house – with housings and bearings also from 316 stainless. The winder handle can be removed with ease to prevent unwanted tampering.   
  • We are design led and will readily work with many designers, specifiers and architects throughout the world. Some of our projects are bespoke or customised; so please let us know if you have a specific need outside our standard offering.
  • We are extremely proud of the Nautica parasol range – these are as beautiful as they are robust, functional and practical.


Features and options

Nautica S316T and S316 (all stainless) are both designed so they can be fully dismantled or assembled using 1 (ONE) bolt. Simply slide the mast over the 316 rotation spigot. Insert the boom into mast – screw ONE bolt through mast into boom. Connect the sister clips, Lift the Wigwam and rotate bayonet. Unstrap canopy and wind winch handle to open.

Pull the spring loaded pin and the Nautica rotates on its own axis through 360 degrees. Release the pin to lock into any of 8 positions. Leave the furniture where is and tune the shade by rotating the canopy as the sun moves through the day.

Nautica Wigwams (Canopy frames) are made from high strength marine anodised aluminium and 316 stainless. Their unique Bayonet fixing system means you can remove and stow your canopy in seconds. No bolts, no ladders, no screws to lose – just lift and rotate 90 degrees then lower to the floor. Detach the sister clips and stow – simple, easy and quick.  

The winches are specifically designed and made by ShadeArt for the parasol range. Each is fully marinised with only stainless or marinised components. Small, strong and proportioned with a removable winder handle to prevent unwanted tampering.

Nautica’s mast and boom are encapsulated with precision welded, mirror polished 316 Stainless fittings. The blend of timbers and mirror finished stainless, yields a most beautiful and elegant, yet highly functional piece of shade furniture

The Nautica S316T boom is also made from hand selected timbers. These are glue laminated and post stressed with a 316 stainless internal core. This combination of timber and steel allows a small, beautiful and proportioned boom of great strength and flexibility.

Each handmade S316T uses premium, hand selected timbers. These are precision milled, then bonded to a high strength internal aluminium core. This fusion of glue laminated timbers and aluminium, enables a light weight, vertical mast of extraordinary strength. Unlike Nautica – most timber side post parasols need to lean back 10 degrees of more.

Nautica - the Ultimate, beautiful & functional, marine grade Side post parasols