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Mylar Shades for Wheelhouse Windows

It is a well known fact that sun glare can cause navigational accidents.  Mylar Shades eliminate sun glare, and allow for safe navigation.  Metro Marine prides itself in offering the widest variety of shade types and styles that meet all window shapes and configurations. Our engineers will work directly with you to make sure we give you […]

Mylar Shades for Navigation

It is well known that Mylar Shades are very important to navigation when going into the sun.  Bright sun glare can be blinding, and very dangerous.  We have been told by several captains of situations where accidents were averted because they had our Mylar shades installed.  The cost of our high quality Mylar Shades is a good […]

Need Bunk Curtains / Berth Curtains, we’re the source!

Metro Marine offers the widest most complete range of Berth / Bunk Curtains anywhere! We offer curtain styles and tracks to meet any requirement.  All fabrics are Fire-Retardant, all tracks systems are aluminum with nylon components to eliminate corrosion. Our Bunk / Berth curtains are custom made to you exact size requirements, and designed to offer […]

Metro Marine Mylar Shades most DURABLE anywhere!

Metro Marine Design manufactures our own shades to the highest quality and durability standards.  our Glarex 5 is the heaviest and most durable mylar shade material available anywhere in the world! All machanical components used to make our shades are corrosion resistant, and superior quality to meet the dificult demands of marine use.  We have over 30 years […]

Metro Marine now uses Magnetic Hold-Down system for shades!

Metro Marine Design has changed it’s shade hold down system from Velcro to Magnets. We now use 6 lb Neodymium disk magnets to hold the bottom of both Mylar transparent shades, and blackout roller shades.  This keeps the shades from swinging. The magnetic hold down system is easier to use, and more reliable.  Neodymium rare Earth magnets are […]

Mylar Sun Shades

Use of Mylar Sun Shades has grown as more and more people become aware of the benefits. Sun glare at the wrong time can result in accidents, injuries, or even death! Metro Marine manufactures high quality Mylar Sun Shades for any shape or style of window. We offer several operating systems to satisfy any need.  […]

Mylar Shades save lives!

Work boats of all sizes have been turning to Mylar shades for use in the wheelhouse.  Mylar Shades reduce or eliminate sun glare, making it possible to see obstacles or small vessels that might be in their path.  The use of Mylar Shades has increased safety and has saved lives.

Mylar Shades help navagation!

Most ships today use Mylar Shades roller shades in the wheelhouse for navigation on bright sunny days.  The sun can be blinding reflecting off the surface of the sea.  This can create a potential danger if it interfere with navigation.  Mylar shades eliminate glare, and reduce heat penetration.  


GLAREX 5 – The Best Mylar Shade Material Available in the World! Glarex 5 is a three ply mylar sheet, 5 mils thick, if it were any thicker, it wouldn’t roll.  Glarex 5 has a scratch resistant coating.  The center layer is silver metallic to reflect heat and glare. Glarex 5 is approved by the Coast Guard, IMO, […]

Fire safety!

Fire is one of the most dangerous things that can happen at sea.  products that are often overlooked are the curtains.  Fire retardant fabrics should always be used for the manufacture of curtains and drapery.  We offer a complete line of fire-retardant IMO and Coast Guard approved materials.