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ALBATROS – A large parasol for exacting requirements

The ALBATROS centre pole parasol comes into its own where other large parasols reach their limits, and opens up new dimensions when it comes to providing shade and a canopy for outdoor areas.

Just one ALBATROS large parasol allows you to cover an area of up to 78 m² – and this while making an extremely stylish impression. After all, along with its XXL format, it features a clear design and an elegance that will harmonise effortlessly with any architectural environment.

It goes without saying that the top model in our parasol collection for the hospitality, hotel, event and retail industries satisfies the most exacting requirements in terms of stability, convenience of use, stability and wind safety.

The advantages and benefits for you

  • Optimal use of your outdoor area/patio, with models that come in 47 different sizes (round, square, rectangular)
  • Round parasol with an area of up to 75 m², or a rectangular parasol up to 56 m²
  • Centre pole parasol with all-weather protection function
  • Telescopic pole (opening and closing above the table height of many seating arrangements)
  • High level of wind safety, verified in accordance with the standards DIN 1055:2005 and EN 1991-1-1:2011-2014
  • Excellent UV protection of UPF40 to UPF80 in accordance with the standard UV801
  • The entire parasol fabric collection has been fully tested in accordance with UV801
  • Durable and robust parasol ribs (aluminium parasols)
  • Frame made of high-quality, extruded aluminium alloy profiles, made in Europe
  • Hardwearing corrosion protection provided by polyester powder coating
  • High-quality bevel gears on the inside
  • Canopy with a hardwearing and self-tensioning telescopic spring system
  • The canopy is quick and easy to replace
  • Three different valance versions
  • All parts optimised for care and maintenance
  • Extremely sturdy and durable
  • The parasol canopy and valance can be printed (screen print and digital print)
  • Extensive accessories (see below)
  • Delivered ready to set up
  • All parts available for purchase as spares and for repair there and then
Patio with red parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.85 m
Bagutta Wiesbaden Logo
Patio with beige parasols
ALBATROS 7.0 x 8.0 m
Bikini Berlin Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Bootshaus Ulm Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Ellington Berlin Logo
Patio with beige parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.0 m 12 panels
Extremely wind resistant giant parasols at Strandleben Schleswig Logo
Patio with beige parasols
ALBATROS 5.5 x 5.5 m
Giant Parasol ALBATROS in Restaurant Olivia in Oslo / Norway Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 4.0 x 4.0 m
Giant umbrellas on rooftop of PUMAVision Headquarter Herzogenaurach/DE Logo
Patio at the sea with red parasols
ALBATROS 4.5 x 5.5 m
Gosch Sylt Flensburg Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 7.0 x 7.0 m
Hansens Brauerei Flensburg Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Hilton Danzig Logo
Patio with grey parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 7.5 m
Kostbar Bad Saulgau Logo
Patio with beige parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 7.0 m
L'apart'The Dole Logo
Public area with a dark parasol
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Leopoldplatz Sigmaringen Logo
Garden with white parasols
ALBATROS Ø 6.0 m 12 panels
Lobster Kappeln Logo
Modern building in green area
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.85 m
MarcCain Bodelshausen Logo
Hotel terrace with light-yellow parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Panorama Hotel Oberjoch Logo
Terrace with yellow parasol
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.0 m
Patio with dark parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.0 m
QMUH Reutlingen Logo
Terrace with white parasols
ALBATROS 3.5 x 5.0 m
Quellental Glücksburg Logo
Public area with white parasols
Rathenauplatz Frankfurt am Main Logo
Patio with beige parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 8.0 m
Restaurant Waca Motorworld Munich Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 4.0 x 5.0 m
Rhein-Main Congress Center Wiesbaden Logo
Bar with beige parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.85 m
Salling Rooftop Aarhus Logo
Terrace with white parasols
ALBATROS 6.0 x 6.0 m
Softwarehaus Süd-Deutschland Logo
Terrace with light parasols
ALBATROS 5.0 x 5.0 m
SolidPro Langenau Logo
Terrace with grey parasols
SCHATTELLO 6.0 x 6.0 m 8-Panel
Sulzer GmbH Vogt Logo
Patio with red parasols
ALBATROS 4.0 x 5.0 m
Super Green Terville Logo
Roof terrace with green parasols
ALBATROS 4.5 x 4.5 m
Südpack Ochsenhausen Logo
Patio with white parasols
ALBATROS 4.0 x 4.0 m
Würth Künzelsau Logo

Product details

The fact that ALBATROS has been such a successful model is no coincidence, as real professionals played a role in the production of this absolute classic among parasols for the hospitality industry. The outcome: The quality brand MAY.

1Fabric type and fabric colours

Closed parasols in different colours set up in a circle
Choose from more than 70 trendy textile designs that are available in three different fabric types:

  • MayTex Poly, 230 g/m², water column > 1,000 mm
  • MayTex Acryl, 300 g/m², water column 370 mm
  • MayTex PVC, 480 g/m², water column > 1,000 mm
  • Other colours and types of fabric are available any time upon request
  • Textiles with fire rating (A or B1) upon request
  • All fabrics are manufactured in Europe

You can find more information under Colours & Fabrics.


Remote control next to a parasol pole with hand crank
The large parasol can be operated in three different ways Bevel gears on the inside that run with high precision ensure effortless operation, even after years of use.

3Valance versions

Two blue parasol canopies with and without a valance
Parasol canopy ‘1’ features a classic valance. A valance is a good idea when adding rain gutters, side panels and your logo. Version ‘2’ does not come with a valance. This makes an understated and modern impression, not only for use at home.

4The parasol frame

Blue parasol canopy with white aluminium frame
The frame is produced using very high-quality extruded aluminium alloy profiles.
  • Parasol pole Ø 100 × 5 mm
  • Spoke dimensions 50 × 25 × 2 mm/li>
  • Support rail dimensions 40 × 25 × 2 mm

5Connecting elements

Blue parasol canopy with white aluminium frame in detail
We place particular value on meticulous workmanship, which is why all moving axes are secured using bolts that can be removed. This complex manufacturing process guarantees maximum stability and durability, and ensures ease of handling in the event of any repairs.

6The canopy

Diagram showing a frame spoke with a spring system visible on the inside
The self-tensioning telescopic spring system keeps the canopy taut even after years of use, and can absorb dynamic wind loads. The canopy is easy to replace in combination with the stainless steel hooks.

7Reinforced spokes

Diagram showing a frame spoke with a steel core visible on the inside
The elegant spokes have been reinforced in the areas subject to particularly high loads by integrating a steel core inside them..

8The frame coating

Two poles in white and anthracite
The surface of the frame is powder coated, extremely impact and shock resistant, and available in the following colours:

Standard colour:
  • RAL 9010 pure white

Custom colour at no extra charge:
  • RAL 7016 anthracite grey with fine texture

Other custom colours are available for a surcharge.

9The top plate

Closed blue parasol with white plastic cover
Elegant, attractive and detachable. Colour harmonises with the frame coating.

10When not in use

Parasol in a white protective sleeve
When the weather’s not good, the protective sleeve provided is easy to slide over the parasol. A zip has been integrated into the protective sleeve to make it easy to use.


Pull the parasol out of the cardboard sleeve, remove the packaging materials, place the parasol in the base and you’re done – it only takes a few minutes.

12The operating manual

Yellow brochure with a red parasol
Proper handling of the product ensures a long service life. Reap the profit of our 30 years of experience:

PDF file to download:
ALBATROS with locking hinge Operating manual

Technical data

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ALBATROS - 4.00 Metres - Round

Shape Round
Dimensions Ø 4.00 m
Segments 8 panels
Area 11.3
A Height when closed incl. top plate 461 cm
B Height when opened incl. top plate 311 cm
C Headroom with valance 214 cm
D Headroom without valance
from spoke edge
242 cm
E Valance height 33 cm
F Ground clearance
from spoke edge
252 cm
G Crank height 92 cm
H Height of lower distribution flange 242 cm
Diameter of parasol pole Ø 10 cm
Pole thickness 0.5 cm
Weight without packaging
MayTex-Acryl without valance
63 kg
Extended steel reinforcement integrated
Length of packaging
cardboard sleeve Ø 45 cm
480 cm
Weight of packaging 34 kg
length/width/minimum depth
60 / 60 / 60 cm
Minimum ballast
number of concrete slab layers XZ49
6 x ~ 672 kg

All information about heights refer to parasols with a MayTex Acryl canopy and which are set up in an anchor base AZ120. Dimensions for other means of securing parasols change as follows:

Full frame pedestal AZ111 + 1,5 cm
Full frame pedestal AZ112 + 2 / 6 cm
Full frame pedestal AZ116 + 10 / 14 cm
Anchor plate AZ024 + 1,5 cm
Base plate AZ246 + 3 cm
Base plate AZ247 + 4,5 cm
Base plate AZ248 + 6 cm
Base plate AZ249 + 7,5 cm
Concrete base AZ361 / AZ371 + 48,5 / 52,5 cm

Intermediate dimensions and custom sizes upon request. Dimensional tolerances ±5%.

Illustration showing a cross-section of a foundation

3D image of a foundation with a winter cover. Create a frost-proof foundation and increase its size accordingly if the ground is poor.

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