Must Have Boating Accessories

By June 29, 2020May 29th, 2021Captain's Tips
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Summer has begun, and even though boating season is off to a slower start than anyone is used to, we want you to have the best time possible while spending time with your family out on the water. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite boating accessories that are all available online, keeping your excursion to a safe social distance. Check them out below!

Do you frequently travel with your furry friends? If your four legged skippers love the water as much as you do, this dog ramp is a must have for ease of access to your vessel. The lightweight and portable design makes it simple to lift and attach to your existing ramp so your pet can go from water to boat in a matter of seconds. No more struggling to tug them back aboard from the strap of their life jacket! 

Have you ever had a cookout on your boat? This propane mini-grill has locks to keep you and your family safe from hot grease and to keep it in place while you’re docked up or anchored out. The legs also fold for simple storage! We know a typical boat picnic is great, but freshly grilled food, or even seafood caught straight from the water, sound like a great substitution for a truly memorable day. Keep in mind that some marinas may not allow grilling on vessels docked on site – so be sure to check the rules of your marina before you begin!

The Sport-Brella is great for those of us who get burned way too easily. On a super hot day, some shade is just what the doctor ordered. This umbrella has a universal clamp that can essentially attach it to anywhere you need it, your boat, a chair…a cooler? Anywhere you need!

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Also a really cool boating accessory for the thrill seekers out there! The SWELL Wakesurf creator uses heavy duty suction cups to adhere to the side of your vessel to make the perfect waves. It slows the flow of water and the wave off the back of your vessel will be larger and clearer, perfect for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and more.

We don’t know about you, but we have ALWAYS wanted one of these hot dog tubes! One of our favorite boating accessories on the list – this is perfect for your kids or the adventurous adults in your family. It seems a little scary, but thrill seekers are sure to enjoy their time on the water with this tube!

Being a Marinalife Member gets you access to a variety of services such as discounts on dockage, fuel, and retail, trip planning resources, access to an exclusive Priceline Portal for discounts on flights, car rentals, and hotels, towing services, and much more! What are you waiting for? 

Before departure, it is a good idea to purchase a membership to a mechanical assistance/towing service in case you encounter problems during your trip. SeaTow

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and BoatUS are two great organizations we definitely recommend working with so you can have peace of mind before, during, and after a trip out onto the water. You can also join the Marinalife Cruising Club + Towing Membership to get the best bang for your buck!

Do you have any of these boating accessories already? Let us know how you like them in the comments below! 

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