Reckmann Yacht Equipment GmbH is expanding its portfolio to include sunshades of the highest quality. The Deutsche Yachten member again occupies a market niche.
For providing shade for large aft decks, sun sail systems with individual supports are usually used. These systems are often supplemented with additional parasols, for practical or design reasons. However, most parasols are “off the shelf” systems designed for land, which do not harmonize with the quality of the systems made especially for big yachts.
Reckmann Yacht Equipment from Rellingen took this as an opportunity to launch its own parasol line after numerous observations and several inquiries. The ParaSOL models are the perfect complement to Reckmann’s SunFLIP sun sails. “It was time to launch a yacht-standard parasol,” says Marcus Schuldt, Reckmann’s managing partner. “This allows us to offer owners a uniform image on their decks and, above all, guarantee extremely long product durability.”
The portfolio of the family-owned company, which is more than 125 years old, includes parasols in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, with center or side support, made of carbon or seawater-resistant aluminum. The coverings of the ParaSOLs are made of PVC or acrylic fabrics from the current fabric collections. The umbrellas are designed, engineered and manufactured at Reckmann’s northern German site in Rellingen, in the immediate vicinity of Hamburg.
For some time now, Reckmann has been focusing on the business with so-called shading systems; this was triggered in 2015 by the acquisition of Sailtec Custom Projects, a specialist for such solutions for large motor yachts. Marcus Schuldt: “This is a very exciting market that continues to grow. People like to sit outside on the decks, but not in the blazing sun. This is where we come in with our custom solutions and create the right solution for every yacht.”
Claus-Ehlert Meyer, Managing Director of the German Boat and Shipbuilders Association and thus also of the working group Deutsche Yachten, comments on the Reckmann development as follows: “Whenever it comes to innovations in the large yacht segment, German companies, and thus often our member companies, are in play very often. Reckmann Yacht Equipment, a long-standing member of Deutsche Yachten, has proven that they are at the top of their game worldwide when it comes to innovation and German engineering.”