Summer is one of the most ideal times to get out on the water and soak up some sun. Make the most out of this season with some must-have boating accessories to complete your perfect summer boating trip! Don’t forget these fun summer boating accessories when you book your slip with Harbor East Marina. You may also conveniently find them in shops around the marina, right in the Harbor East neighborhood.
Must-Have Boating Accessories for the Summer
Boat canopies: A boat canopy is essential for some shade from the heat of the sun. They’re especially important during the hot summer months.
NaviSkin and Leader Accessories are some of the top-rated boat canopies and bimini tops, known for their durability, flexibility, and stability.
Microfiber towels: Microfiber towels are highly absorbent and effective at wiping up spills of all kinds of liquid.
Dry bag: Dry bags, as the name suggests, keep all our important water-sensitive items safe from splashing. They’re suitable for storing electronic devices like phones and laptops, documents, clothes, wallets, and more. You can also get dry boxes for bigger and more secure storage.
Cooler: What’s better than kicking back on the deck with a nice, cold drink? Coolers help to keep your food, drink, and ice cool even during the hottest temperatures of the season. They’re also great for storing the catch of the day if you decide to go fishing.
Cup holders: Of course, you can’t have a couple of drinks without a proper place to hold them. If your boat doesn’t come with any cup holders, you can have some installed wherever you want at your convenience.
SeaSucker offers an excellent vertically mounted 2-cup holder that features a powerful vacuum mount, so you can attach it to virtually any place on your boat.
Speakers: Music is the perfect companion for any type of fun activity out on the water. You can buy Bluetooth-connected portable speakers that you can connect directly to your phone, or equip your boat with its own built-in speakers so you can really feel the beats reverberate throughout your vessel and across the water.
Fishing gear: What’s a day or two out on the water without some fishing? Don’t forget your fishing gear — rods, tackle, bait, reels, rod holders, etc. — while you’re packing and preparing for your trip.
For high-quality, high-performance fishing gear, you can trust well-established brands like Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Shimano, Okuma, Penn, and Ugly Stik for a variety of fishing gear, from saltwater and freshwater fishing rods, reels, lures, lines, and more.
Grill: Now you can enjoy a good old barbecue even while you’re out at sea! Boat grills are made to be attached to the side of your boat so you can easily grill burgers, hot dogs, and other food on it without it taking up too much space. And make sure you have a fire extinguisher on board, just in case!
Tow tubes: Nothing says summer quite like inflatable tubes and floats. Now you can easily attach a tow tube to your boat with a tow line for the ultimate summer boating fun!
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and UV clothing: And of course, make sure to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun with sunscreen and UV-protected clothing. Be sure to pack some sunglasses as well for extra protection and style.
For the best UV protection, athletic brands like Columbia, Coolibar, Athleta, Solbari, and even Uniqlo. When it comes to sunscreen, popular brands like Nivea, CeraVe, and Neutrogena are trusted by experts and consumers alike for their quality and effectiveness.
Be prepared for some fun in the sun this summer with these essential summer boating accessories! Harbor East Marina would love to host you for the season and help you find all the best options for boat accessories to make your summer as comfortable and memorable as possible.