Thursday, September 20, 2012
There has been a demand for more though. More quality, more options, better deck mounts, and a range of other suggestions. We are listening. We have launched a new line of bimini tops that we are calling "Sirius" bimini tops. And they are just that...serious. Serious quality, serious materials, Serious guarantee. Let me highlight what sets this bimini apart from ALL others...even from our own.
Sirius Bimini Tops are more expensive than our normal bimini tops. They are more expensive for the following reasons:
9.25oz Marine Grade Sunbrella Fabric - 10 Year Warranty
4 bow 1.25" Square Tube Frame with Metal Fittings
Front Braces and Rear Braces Standard
Tenara Thread - Lifetime Guarantee
Premium Storage Boot with Velcro Flap for Easy Install Around Stern Light
Wire for Stern Light Included
Color Coordinated Binding/Edging on Bimini Top and ALL 4 Zippered Pockets
Quick Release Stainless Steel Accon Marine Deck Mounts
Stainless Steel Eye Ends in Bottom of Frame and ALL Braces
8' or 8'6" Wide
8' , 9', or 10' Long
The Sirius Bimini Top will make your boat look better than ever. We wanted to come out with a bimini top that is the end all be all for the aftermarket. What we have found out is that it is not only the end all be all in the aftermarket...it is better than any OEM pontoon bimini top as well.
The trailering braces are great for allowing the bimini top to sit only a few inches off the deck of your boat for transporting down the highway. The trailering braces utilize the same deck mounts the rear braces use.
The premium storage boot is just that. Premium. We sew this boot together in three sections so there is a difinitive front, top, and back to the boot. this allows the boot to be completely form fitting around the corners of the frame. We use two #8 YKK zippers with metal sliders that zip towards the center of the boot. We use a velcro flap to allow an easy install of the boot around the stern light instead of having to drop the boot down over the top of the stern light.
The Accon Deck Mounts make this top very easy to take on and off the boat. It makes using the front braces easier as well. The biggest advantage to the Accon Deck Mounts is there are no pull pins. If your pontoon has furniture taller than the top rail of your boat you know how valuable this feature is. The pull pins tend to push into the back of the furniture and may leave a mark. There are no pull pins with this system. Super easy to use and with the stainless construction of this part it is very strong. It only made sense to us that if the deck mount is going to be stainless so should the eye ends in the bottom of the frame that attach the frame to those Accon Deck Mounts.
This bimini top does not compare to ANYTHING else in the aftermarket on ANY website. You will pay nearly this same amount for other companies standard bimini top. There is nothing standard about this bimini top in its construction or design. With a lifetime guarantee on the thread you can be certain this will last you for more years than any other bimini top you have ever had. It will look better too.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Northstar Products is so much more than just the bimini tops that we are becoming more and more famous for. We can produce just about anything made of canvas or heavy duty fabric. All of the products that we make are made right here in the USA. We have been making canvas grocery style bags for years. These aren’t anything like the 1.00 bags you can buy in the store at the checkout line. These are going to last you for years and years and years. They are machine washable and the most durable re-usable grocery bag available. We make re-usable lunch bags as well. Over the past few months we have really started looking at other products that we can do better than most, for a great price, made in the USA.
Over the years we have made many duffle bags as they have become necessary for one of our employees or family members. They are large and made with some of the most durable fabrics available. These aren’t nylon bags, these are heavy duty bags yet lightweight. We began selling them on ebay just to see what others thought and sure enough they love them as much as we do. We don’t cut corners on anything we do and our customers know it. That is another reason why they love these duffle…high quality materials that we use to put them together. Heavy duty YKK #10 zippers with metal sliders, treated UV protected thread holds the entire bag together. Add a spacious front zippered pocket for extra storage.
We are getting ready to also come out with patio umbrellas made with among other materials…sunbrella.
Sunbrella® brand fabrics hold the “Seal of
Recommendation” by The Skin Cancer
Foundation, an international organization
dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer.
The Seal signifies that Sunbrella fabrics have
passed the Foundation’s rigorous testing
criteria and offer significant levels of sun
Be on the lookout for not only sunbrella patio umbrellas but outdoor cushions and patio sails.
There is a lot on the horizon Northstar Products. Leading the way in quality and service.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
We have been making bimini tops for the boating industry for over 35 years. From the way we manufacture our bimini tops to the way we run our business we are not your typical manufacturer.
For many years now we have been supplying boat manufacturers with the very best bimini tops available. We are not the largest out there but we are by far the best. When the economy took a dive in 2008 we knew we had to get creative to stay afloat. We have known for years that the choices out there for a boat owner to buy a new bimini top was limited. The ones that were out there were very similar to each other in price and quality. High price sub par to poor quality. But they could get away with it because no one else was making them on a large scale…in essence there was no real competition. There was no real reason to improve on price or quality. There is a reason now. That reason is Northstar Bimini Tops.
As the manufacturer we save our customers hundreds of dollars on a bimini top. We are not a distributor. We do not buy our bimini tops and then resell them. We design them in house. We manufacture them in house. Our customers get the highest level of quality and service available. We have been slowly growing and are beginning to make ourselves known.
The toughest obstacle we have to overcome is being noticed online when someone does a web search for bimini tops. So often when you search online for anything you typically stop after the first page or two of search results. I did the same thing. I don’t anymore. I search out the best deal. Not just the lowest price. In this world of online purchasing there is no relationship anymore between the buyer and seller. We try to create one online. We are available for questions at any time. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your purchase. We want you to feel confident what you are buying will fit your boat. We work one on one with you when what you need is not just a stock bimini off the shelf. When you need an alternative way to mount it, or a different height or width. Perhaps you want to install your bimini on a sailboat and have the backstay pass through the bimini top. We can help. We will work with you to make it happen. No extra charge on most special requests.
We are growing our business the old fashioned way…by providing an outstanding product at an outstanding price. We want to grow because of word of mouth not because we paid a bunch of money to get on the first page or two of an internet search. We not only want to earn your business we want you to be so happy you will tell your boating neighbors and friends about us.
We are here for you. We are ready to help.
Northstar Bimini tops…Leading the way in quality and service.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The market is flooded with bimini tops for your fiberglass runabout boat. There are seemingly hundreds of sites online to buy a replacement bimini top and frame. I’ve noticed that virtually all of the framework for those bimini tops are made with 7/8” round aluminum. I’ve seen plenty that reinforce the main bow with 3/4” tubing to keep it strong. They are decked out in stainless steel hardware as well. The frames are cut down and then put into a box for you to reassemble when you get it. Putting the frame back together is pretty easy and though it is not very sturdy you realize it will do the job. It may not be exactly what you want but it will work. You may have had the option to get the frame in stainless steel but realize that there is no way the frame will be strong enough or simple enough to put back together. After all, once you cut stainless…forget it…the strength and integrity of the frame is shot. If only there was a way to knock the stainless frame down and have it strong once it is reassembled. I think you know where this is going…Our stainless frame does just that.
We cut our frames down in a much different place than where others do. We make sure that the entire crown of the frame is in one piece. The crown is the part of the frame that spans the width of the boat. Most frames are cut down in the crown. Ours are not. We make sure the crown is intact which is what gives the frame its strength. We cut it down in such a way you will barely notice where it is cut after it is put back together. I know what you are thinking…this thing must be a pain to put together…nothing could be further from the truth. Actually the only tools you will need are your fingers. No tools required. We have developed this system for our frames so that they are easy assembled and you will not have to worry about screws coming loose.
There is no wobble to our frames. They are strong and they are rigid. We have the answer for all of you that want a stainless steel frame for your boat but don’t want to pay hundreds in shipping. If you are not completely satisfied with this frame or bimini top we will not only refund your money we will pick up the freight charges to ship it back to us. We work hard to make sure you are satisfied before and after the sale. Check us out at www.northstarproductsinc.com