5 Must-Have Boating Accessories for Next Season

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As the boating season slowly comes to an end in many parts of the country, now is the time to start thinking about your upgrades for next season. It’s never too early to make plans to get back out on the water, even as you pull over the tarps and winterize your boat.

Over the summer out on the water, you may have spotted some unique and fun accessories being used by other boaters. Cruising and fishing are great, but what if you want to turn your boat into a floating entertainment center for your family and friends to enjoy? Adding the right accessories can help you make your boat the place to be next season.

There are endless possibilities for boat upgrades from a fully functional universal wakeboard tower to a surround sound, Bluetooth speaker system. Let’s take a look at just a few of the must-have boating accessories to help you get the most out of the next season.


Every day spent on the boat is only complete when it includes excellent food and drinks. Homemade sandwiches and snacks are good, but they don’t feed the beast of an appetite you can work up when out on the water. If you want to impress your friends and family on your cruise, upgrade your culinary equipment by adding a portable grill. You can use small propane tanks to fuel these medium-size grills that have enough space to cook for all of your passengers. Many styles can be attached to your side rails or come with a non-slip stand of their own.

Wakeboarding Tower

A day on the water can get exciting when you break out the wakeboards. If you and your family enjoy some aerial boarding, you need to install a universal wakeboarding tower. Regular tow ropes are alright for the amateurs; however, a wakeboard tower brings your ropes to a safer height and gives you better maneuverability and visibility. Wakeboard towers that are adjustable for width are perfect when you have riders of all ages to accommodate.

Inflatable Island

When you have a boat full of friends and family, space can be at a premium. To give you and your passengers more room to move, invest in an inflatable island. These easy to blow-up platforms hook right to the side of your boat and provide essential square footage for your guests. Inflatable islands come in all shapes and sizes and give you more room to move, sit and enjoy the party. Many islands can be stowed easily to be used whenever you throw the anchor.

Inflatable Kayak

If you are anchored for the day to enjoy the sun and surf, you may want to explore further ashore with an inflatable kayak. Cruise in the shallows and get a birds-eye view of the landscape in these easy to inflate crafts. Available in various sizes and styles, an inflatable kayak is a perfect option for boats that are too big to venture too close to shore. 

Bluetooth Speakers

You can’t have a party on the water without great music. Even if your boat comes equipped with a stereo system, without the right Bluetooth speakers you won’t have access to your favorite playlists. Water-resistant Bluetooth speakers can be mounted around your boat giving you clear and robust sound on all of your favorite tunes.

As you dream about the sunshine returning to your shores and getting the boat ready for some cruising, consider these must-have updates that will make next season the best one yet.


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