Splash and skid protection
Bimini covers or tops are covers on yachts or boats with open sides, which are put up with a variable and usually folding carrier structure made of aluminium tubes or stainless steel tubes. The construction is more similar to a sun sail than a cover in the classic sense of the word.
It allows the wind to pass through unhindered but protects against the sun and light rain. The ability to fold it places high demands on the materials with respect to crease resistance and UV protection.