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10 Best Boating Accessories

Your list of the top, 10, best boating accessories for 2020 is just a quick read ahead. From fun to practical, safety-minded, and everything between, these 10 boating accessories are definite “must-haves.” Aside from just purpose, though, we’ve also taken into account a whole host of other factors in order to diagnose the winners from the losers out there right now. So, without further delay, here are your top boating accessories for the year 2020.

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1. SWIFTKNOT Portable Temporary Docking Device


SWIFTKNOT - Portable Temporary Docking Device for Boats, Jetski, Kayak,Pontoon Boat, PWC. best boating accessories


When it comes to docking, it can get cumbersome repeatedly creating knots and having to untie them every time you need to make a quick stop. SWIFTKNOT’s Portable Temporary Docking Device is the handy solution to this recurring dilemma. With this clever device, no knot knowledge is necessary, and anyone can quickly affix a boat or other watercraft to a tie-down spot. Simply attach the docking device to your lead rope, and tighten down to your tie-down point for a super-reliable dock every time.


2. MARCHWAY Floating Waterproof Dry Bag


MARCHWAY Floating Waterproof Dry Bag 5L/10L/20L/30L/40L, Roll Top Sack Keeps Gear Dry for Kayaking, Rafting, Boating, Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Beach, Fishing best boating accessories


There are many products out there that attempt to keep the boater’s personal effects nearby and dry, but none are typically as effective yet simple in design as the Floating Waterproof Dry Bag by MARCHWAY. Lightweight, compact, and reliable, this dry bag is guaranteed to stay topside and waterproof. 16, great color options and a price point that’s more than reasonable also make this one a real winner at the end of the day.


3. Docktail Boat Bar


Docktail Boat Bar & Ultimate Marine Cup & Bottle Holder - This Boating Accessory Includes Rod Holder Mount - Holds Handles and All 20 and 30 Oz Tumblers - 12 oz Cans and Bottles - Starboard best boating accessories


Another common problem faced by many boaters is that of not having sufficient work area for various food and drink works while out on the water. Docktail fixes that issue quite cleverly with its standalone dry bar design that easily mounts firmly into the standard rod holder found on most boats. Well-made, just spacious enough, and operation-ready right out of the box, this is certainly a top choice in possible gifts for boaters today. A manufacturer guarantee makes this deal even sweeter.


4. Botepon 2-Pc. Boat Dock Line Set


Botepon 2Pcs Boat Dock Line, Bungee Cords for Boats, Boating Gifts for Men, Boat Accessories, Pontoon Accessories, Perfect for Jet Ski, SeaDoo, WaveRunner, Kayak, Pontoon (4', 5', 6' Length) best boating accessories


This simple yet highly effective and handy dock line set by Botepon is a real no-brainer. Rather than using a regular rope tie-down system, many boaters look for ways to secure their vessels while also avoiding shock and wake damage that can still occur with a regular rope tie-down. With this smart system, the boater can quickly secure to a docking point but also enjoy shock movement buffering with intuitive, strong bungee material. Rated for personal watercraft up to 4,000 pounds, this tie-down set gets it done.


5. Mpow Universal Waterproof Case


Mpow 097 Universal Waterproof Case, IPX8 Waterproof Phone Pouch Dry Bag Compatible for iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/XR/X/8/8P Galaxy up to 6.8", Phone Pouch for Beach Kayaking Travel or Bath (2 Pack) best boating accessories


Mpow gives peace of mind to boaters and swimmers of all types with its highly reliable Universal Waterproof Case. With this case, the user can look forward to a watertight seal and containment space for a variety of small items. If used for phone storage, the encased phone can still be operated by touch-screen through the protective material. Dustproof, waterproof, scratch-resistant, transparent, and reliable, this one is a true winner in top boating wares today. Manufacturer backing also brings total peace of mind to the buyer here.

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6. Dorcy Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight


Dorcy 41-2510 Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip, 55-Lumens, Yellow best boating accessories

When it comes to all the boating safety accessories one should be sure to have, a solid flashlight that’s designed for tough conditions is a must. Dorcy does this important safety item right with its Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight model. For a price point that is almost too good to be true, this flashlight comes in six color choices and provides a beam distance of 31 meters for personalized safety and utility all in one.


7. Coleman Sportsman Waterproof Outdoor First Aid Kit


Coleman Sportsman Waterproof Outdoor First Aid Kit - 100 Pieces best boating accessories


Another safety item that is a top choice for boaters and other outdoorsmen right now is Coleman’s Sportsman Waterproof Outdoor First Aid Kit. In this 100-piece emergency kit, there are loads of mini tools, bandages, safety pins, medical gloves, treatment ointments, cleaning wipes, and more to aid in all kinds of emergency medical situations. Even better, the kit is 100% waterproof and crush-proof and glows in the dark for easy location even in the darkest conditions.


8. Bait Towel Hands-Free Baitowel


Fishing's Best Microfiber Towel (Pack of 3) best boating accessories


For the fisherman aboard every vessel, this Hands-Free Baitowel is a very handy and sanitary alternative to many other cleaning media and methods out there. Sized just right, highly absorbent, fibrous for great mess-cleaning capability, and easily machine-washed for continuous reuse – these mini micro-fiber towels are great. Each pack is sold with three towels, and buyers can choose from nine, different color choices at checkout time. This is a perfect fishing and all-out recreation accessory to carry anywhere.


9. Sport-Brella Versa-Brella


Sport-Brella Versa-Brella SPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella with Universal Clamp best boating accessories


The Versa-Brella by Sport-Brella is a really cool and effective way to rig-up umbrella coverage virtually anywhere on a boat or ashore. With an SPF50+ canopy overhead, this unique umbrella design tapers down to a central shaft and clamp system that allows for reliable attachment to a wide variety of items and surfaces. This excellent boating accessory also comes with its own complimentary carrying case and can intelligently swivel four ways and at 360-degrees each.


10. Boating Gift Shirts by EmLoMo “Sorry For What I Said While Docking The Boat” T-Shirt


Funny Boating Tshirt Sorry What I Said Docking Boat best boating accessories


The final slot in our list of the best boating accessories out right now pays some lighthearted homage to those more fun boating accessories today. Made in a variety of materials and color schemes, this hilarious ode to the common docking ritual simply says it all: “Sorry for what I said while docking the boat.” This fun boater’s shirt is lightweight, machine-washable and dryable, double-needle stitched at the sleeve and bottom hem, and comes in men’s and women’s fits.

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By BCR Staff

March 2020