Yes ,Bennington does offer a Bow Shade option that is not a Bimini .Check with an Authorized Bennington Dealer for availability .
It consists of 2 poles for the bow and a shade that attaches to your current Bimini .
Here is a pic of one on an R Sport model .
Looks nice, but is crazy expensive. Curious: Does this option attach to normal bimini’s or just cladded arch bimini’s? Also, is it retro-fitable to older model boats and/or across model lines? If you don’t know, no worries. Just curious…not considering.
We had the kids down to Lake Cumberland and our Daughter has a 4 month old. We needed some shade to keep mom and baby comfortable. I built a $100 front "Bimini". It actually worked good. I left it up while we were tubing and it handled the speed without a problem.