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Must Have Pontoon Boat Accessories

Updated on July 5, 2012

Popular Pontoon Boat Accessories

Now that you have that pontoon boat you always wanted, you should be looking at how to improve it with pontoon boat accessories that are not only popular but useful. There are several items that you can add to enhance the boating experience. You may have purchased a well made boat that already has amenities for safety and enjoyment, but it’s great that you can always modify your pontoon boat to fit your specific needs. Here are some of the most popular pontoon boat accessories in the market today:

1. Boat Gas Grills

Being able to grill up food while on your pontoon is a real luxury. Pontoon boat grills come with wide legs that make them stable and keep them upright even with the worst water conditions. Having a boat gas bbq grill brings the convenience of a back yard grill to your pontoon boat while you enjoy a day out on the lake.

2. Marine GPS Unit

This is a very useful lifesaving device in case you get lost, which is very possible, especially in the open water. If you are into fishing, you can choose to mark your favorite fishing holes on the GPS too. Or you can mare areas with underwater debris, dangerous currents or other hazards.

3. Retractable Shade Covers

A long day out on the lake can take a lot out of you. Being able to pull out a built in retractable shade covers. This is great for those with fair skin who want to stay out of the sun. They are also great for babies or small children that need to limit their exposure to the sun as well.

4. Boat Weather Station

A boat weather station can help you monitor and identify weather patterns so you can steer clear or be prepared for dangerous weather. Weather can change quickly and knowing what changes are coming can help to keep you and your friends and family safe and protected from the elements.

5. Boat Fenders

Boat fenders protect the edges and sides of the boat during soft collisions with other boats, the dock or other things. It is wise to have fenders on both sides and the front of the boat.

6. Pontoon Boat Ladders

If you are going to be using your pontoon boat for swimming or diving, then you must have a pontoon boat ladder to make it easy to get on and off the boat. You don't want to end up swimming and not being able to get back on the boat.

7. Storage Seats

When you want a long relaxing day on the water, you might want to take many items that need to be stored. Storage seats are a great way to save space, increase storage capacity and at the same time provide seating space.

8. Seat covers

This is a type of pontoon boat accessory that falls into both the aesthetic and functional categories. Seat covers are a great way to accessorize the boat with a color that is attractive. They also need to be made of materials that can withstand water and sun damage.

9. Fish Finder

If you like to fish then this is very helpful in finding areas where schools of fish are located. Fish finders can make a big difference in your luck out on the lake.

10. A Good Sound System

It's a lot of fun to be able to listen to some good tunes while having fun on your pontoon boat. Many pontoon boat sound systems come with mp3 docks so that you can plug in your iPod or mp3 player too.

Pontoon Boat Motor

If you have ever owned a boat, you know that at some point you are either going to need to fix it or by a replacement. Rather than buying a new outboard motor, instead consider ordering outboard motor parts that you need and do the repair yourself. Or, to save money from buying a new outboard motor, instead buy a used outboard motor.

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