Bimini top

As a bimini top open roof of yachts and boats are called, which are set up with the help of a variable and usually foldable support structure made ​​of aluminum pipes or stainless steel pipes.

The Bimini has additional guy ropes or straps, depending on the type of boat and is in larger boats usually on an open bridge ( flying bridge or flybridge), the outside steering position of the craft, built. For smaller boats, it can also nearly span the complete length of the open vessel. The construction is thus rather a solar sail as a deck in the classical sense. The wind can freely pass through, but not the sun.

As the namesake of Bimini in the Bahamas archipelago are highly probable.