Our first boat had a deluxe full enclosure. Screens and glass in 9 panels to do a 100% enclosure. Full canvas
awning for on the hook too.
New boat has one that is trashed from UV. We will buy a new full enclosure. The admiral always wins these battles. She is right on this one too. They really are great. Under sail I don't like 100% and leave the front side panels off for better visibility and ventialtion. On the hook as noted "bugs". When warm the bimini , connector, and dodger are always up for us. It's nice if you can detach the glass on the dodger for more ventilation when the seas are not boiling.
Expect to pay more than you might think. They realy are not all that cheap
when done right. Pay close attenstion to how tyou exit the enclosure and move along the side towards the bow. You don't want an awkward step to get in and out.
Get Strataglass for the clear plastic only and never use anything but what they sell to clean it. Amonia will ruin it before your eyes. Pledge spray is another old wives tale from back when the glass was pretty bad. Its plastic after all and harsh cleaners will fog
it as in forever.
Demand Technora thread. It's made of Gore Tex and will out last the fabric
(it's in the warranty). If you use matching Sunbrella thread the thread will go total belly up before the fabric
does and you will remember what I said. Seams will magiacally open with the slightest touch down the road. It costs a little more. UV is a most destructive side effect of being on the water
Don't skimp on the stainless steel
structure. Consider adding enough to support a solar
panel or 2.
Light colors last better and don't show the wear as much as dark colors. White shows the dirt. Our last one was Burgundy and I think it is too dark. New one will be a gold color.
Ask around and get referrrences if you can. It's not easy to make these correctly so they can take the beating you will give it. Done right you can get 10 years depending.