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What you should know about TUUCI Umbrellas

What you should know about TUUCI Umbrellas

A pioneer in luxury umbrellas

By: Claire Ruhlin

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TUCCI Umbrella origin story

TUUCI founder Dougan Clarke grew up in Miami, spending every free moment on the ocean. A skillful boat rigger with an entrepreneurial spirit, he saw an opportunity to reinvent a product that allowed people to connect with the outdoors more comfortably.

Unsatisfied with the shade solutions that existed, he looked to marine technology to transform the category of shade from short-lived and ordinary to enduring and extraordinary. He started TUUCI (which stands for “The Ultimate Umbrella Company Inc.) in a boat rigging workshop in 1997, setting in motion a shade revolution that continues to set the industry standard.

Drawing from a lifetime spent on the water, Clarke employed marine-grade materials to build a durable, easy-to-operate umbrella with a central hub system and a bracketed modular construction that allows for replaceable parts. The design and materials were rigorously tested to ensure the umbrellas’ superior wind resistance.

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TUUCI Umbrellas’ superior craftsmanship

Each TUUCI shade system is a precisely crafted engineering marvel, constructed entirely by hand. Inspirations from a lifelong passion for the ocean are reflected in the design and detail of every product. Industry-leading patents, award-winning designs, marine-grade components, serviceability, and performance canopies are part of an unyielding commitment to redefine the shade industry.

TUUCI parasols use marine-grade aluminum alloy, fiberglass, and stainless steel to create beautiful yet extremely durable shade structures that perform in the toughest environments. For over a decade, TUCI has perfected the art of creating the indistinguishable appearance of hardwood, impervious to seaside corrosion and UV degradation. The result is their Plantation Aluma-TEAK, a product uniquely inspired by nature with everlasting resilience. The modular design of their patented independent bracket hub system allows for simple maintenance, adding years of life to each shade structure.

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Where to purchase TUUCI umbrellas

Tuuci umbrellas are available through select retail dealers and showrooms. AuthenTEAK offers Tuuci umbrellas with free shipping on all orders (White Glove delivery is available if you want to leave handling and unpacking to the experts). Financing is also available through Affirm. You can browse TUUCI umbrellas, cabanas, and accessories online. To purchase a TUUCI umbrella from AuthenTEAK, call (833) 257-7070, and our team will help you place your order. We also offer complimentary design advice, whether you need help with product selection or spatial planning. For more advice on choosing the perfect patio umbrella, don’t miss AuthenTEAK’s expert-approved Patio Umbrella Buying Guide.

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