Pontoon Boats is all about having the summer fun. A large number of cool things are available in the market, which can take your pontoon boat adventure to the next level. In this article we will see some of these pontoon accessories that can change the experience that you can have.
If you are somebody looking for fun on the water with family and friends, then towable tubes will be a great choice. They are mainly used for water sports. You can have a fantastic time out there and make memories which last a lifetime. They come in many sizes and shapes. There are the traditional open style tubes, deck tubes, cockpit style tubes (more safe for kids) and many more. Most designs will have PVC bladder with nylon top cover more lasting durability. Look for quality options so that they offer safety and durability. Never overload and do follow the safety instructions. Airhead Big Mable (1-2 riders) , Airhead Super Mable (1-3 riders), Airhead Great Big Mable (1-4 riders) are indeed the best choices for towable tubes.
The Lillipad Diving Board is another cool thing that you can mount to a pontoon boat. By fitting this diving board securely to the edge of your pontoon boat, you can have maximum enjoyment diving out on the water. The sturdy diving board is constructed from heavy duty aluminum and has stainless steel hardware. With the energy canceling design you can play for hours and that too without rocking the boat. The Lillipad diving board is designed for kids and adults up to 250 lbs. So both kids and adults can have the fun! With the quick release pins, they allow easy storage and also docking. They will cost you above 1000 dollars, but it is worth the money. Reviews rave about the stability of the diving board and also ease in the installation procedure.
Inflatable Pontoon Slide
Pontoon Slides add to the family time on the Pontoon boat. They are sought after by most age groups. Rave Sports Pontoon slide is a good option to have. Made from commercial grade reinforced material, it is 10 feet in length and can fit most pontoons. They can e attached to the pontoon boat with the included straps. A high pressure inflator/ deflator is included for making your job easier. When deflated, they are so compact that you can even store it under your seat.
SportStuff Spillway Pontoon Slide is another good option. The feet long slide is made from UV treated 1000 denier polyester reinforced PVC.
Both options will cost you above $500. A relatively cheaper option is the WOW Sports Pontoon Waterfall Slide which may cost you around $350.
Inflatable Water Platform
Using inflatable water platforms, you can extend the usable space on your pontoon boat and have extra fun with your family and friends.
Island Hopper Inflatable Water Platform has a dimension of 15’ X 6’ x 6” and serves as a good patio platform extension for your pontoon boat. You could have 10or more people as the weight capacity is 2000 lbs. You can also connect multiple units. You could use it as a sun bathing spot, wakeboard, swim play and more. They have the durable EVA foam surface which is soft and not slippery. They feature 11 side welded D-rings of stainless steel, 24 top and bottom welded web loops for secure anchoring, 6 handles and other holding accessories. Auto set potable power inflator is included. They come with 5 year limited warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. It will cost you under $1500.
If you are looking for a smaller one, then Blue Water Toys Inflatable Swim Deck for four persons is a good choice. Made from military grade material, they have heated welded seams and also an extra Blue Guard Protection. They have reflectors on four sides. The stainless steel rings on the sides allow connection with pontoon boats. Two way bravo pump, patch kit and storage bag is also included. They come with a year warranty and is priced under $500.
Boat Bumpers can be helpful in protecting your pontoon boat during the docking process by providing an extra layer of cushioning between your boat and the dock. They can also be helpful when harsh weather and strong winds move your boat around. They are available in round, cylindrical and other specialty shapes. They are also known as Boat Fenders.
Affordura Boat Fender 4 Pack Boat Bumpers Fenders come in pack of 4 with matching ropes, air pump, needles and storage bag. The product comes with 2 year warranty. They are easy to inflate. It is made from heavy duty marine grade materials with UV resistance. There will also be no scratch or damage. They come in various sizes. The 5.5 inch ones will cost you around $50.
Polyform G Series Boat Fenders come pre inflated and are hence easy to use. They come in several color options and sizes. The G2 and G3Series will be suited for pontoon boats of up to 20 feet size and so on.
Bungee Dock Lines
A dock line can be helpful in bringing your pontoon boat into the dock. It helps absorb some of the shocks during docking your pontoon boat.
Botepon Boat Bungee Dock Lines are available in two sizes 4 feet (stretches to 5.5 feet) and 5 feet (stretches to 7 feet). The quick and easy to dock bungee dock lines are makes it easy and quick to dock. They are super convenient. The bungee dock lines can absorb shock to boats, docks, cleats and other hardware. The 4 feet bungee dock line has a tensile strength of 2150 pounds, it can dock pontoon boats up to 4000 pounds, and you will find it easy keeping a 23ft boat secure to dock. The 4 feet bungee dock line will cost you around $19 and the 5 feet one around $22.
You can board your pontoon boat easily and safely with the Undermount Pontoon Ladder from Extreme Max. The ladder comes with welded aluminum construction. It attaches to two pontoon stringers. It can stow under the front deck and is secured by a heavy-duty rubber strap. You can deploy the ladder by unhooking the strap and then sliding the ladder out and into the water. With the wide and sturdy traction rungs with 12″ rung spacing, boarding is being made comfortable for both children and adults. Stainless steel mounting hardware is included. However, in case of pontoons with underside sheeting or closed channels without access to the topside of the pontoon’s stringers, additional mounting hardware may be required. You can use marine grade stainless steel self-tapping screws to fasten your ladder in place. The ladder comes with a two year limited warranty.
Dog Ladders can be helpful for your pet friends to get in and out of the water. Beavertail Aluminum Folding Dog Ladder is another cool option to have. This is an ultra strong ladder having aluminum and stainless steel construction. This two way adjustable ladder allows for easy entry and exit of your pet companion. They have rubber arms which can easily adjust to fit your pontoon boat while ensuring that there are no scratches or any unwanted noise. It floods up for easy storage. They cost you around $150.
Great Day Load-A-Pup Pet Loading Platform is another great option. You need to simply hook the Load-A-Pup to your Pontoon boat’s boarding ladder and it is good to go. It is made from aircraft aluminum. The gripping ridges insure solid and safe footing when the dog climbs back to the pontoon boat. The dog ladder will cost you below $200.
Pontoon Boat Ramp
Pontoon Boat Ramps can be helpful in loading and unloading your pontoon boat equipment, pets, and passengers including adults both on docks and shores.
Harbor Mate Aluminum Pontoon Boat Ramps comes with lightweight Aluminum construction. What makes it an extremely good option for your pontoon boat is that it has a maximum weight capacity of 600 lbs. The 7.5′ long pontoon boat ramp allows for easy loading and unloading passengers and pontoon accessories. With the traction surface you need not worry of slipping. They come with universal mounting brackets so as to fit most pontoon models. All mounting hardware is included. Measuring 7.5′ L x 24″ W, it weighs 62 lbs.
Cooler Table for Pontoon Boat
Pontoon Boat Cooler tables are great. These versatile tables have the table top, which when lifted or slide will reveal the cooler where you can keep your snacks and drink cool. You can also keep your day’s catches fresh. When lifted down or slide back you again have the table surface. The lid can include cup holders. The table can be the area where you can place the items such as refreshing beverages within your reach for easy access. This is an awesome innovation.
The Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme 5 Marine Hard Ice Chest Cooler is a good option. It can keep ice up to 5 days even in high temperatures up to 90°F. With UVGuard protection the cooler is protected from the Sun. So the cooler table is designed to withstand the demands of the marine environment. The stainless steel hardware can resist rusting. The cooler table is designed to fit 100 cans. There is also plenty of room for refreshments or the fishes you catch. The 4 cup holders are molded into the lid so that you can keep the drinks close. With the leak resistant channel drain, you can drain easily and that too without the need to tilt the cooler. After your adventure, the EZ Clean top wipes clean and is ready for the next fun adventure. The Have-A-Seat Lid can support up to 250 lbs and offers a place to sit and rest. The handles are designed for comfort grip and no crush so that easy and pinch free carrying is made possible. With low CO2 insulation there is reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing. They are very affordable costing around $70. There is also the 120 Quart model, which can hold up to 204 cans and is priced at $130.
Even if you are not having a fishing pontoon boat, still you can go fishing and keep your catches in the Live Bait Cooler from Engel which serves the purpose of a livewell. This is the ultimate light weight, portable bait box and live bait well with Aerator pump. They are quality injection molded and insulated with high grade molded polystyrene foam The included convenient net can be pull up for easy access to your minnows, shrimp or other live bait. The 2 speed pump maximizes aeration and will run on 2 D Cell batteries or 110 volt. With the watertight stainless steel latches of marine grade quality and EVA gasket, it doesn’t spill. There are four rod holders also included. Carry handles and integrated shoulder strap is included.
Garmin Fish Finder is a great option for your pontoon boat. Finding fish is easier than ever with the striker 4 fish finder from Garmin with screen size of 3.5 inches. You need to mount the fish finder on your pontoon boat and then you can see the underwater conditions digitally. They come with traditional Chirp transducer. You get detailed images with good quality. This can help in identifying the fish under and around your pontoon boat. The Garmin Fish Finder will cost you around $120.
Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 comes with a 7 inch screen and comes with Transducer and C-MAP Preloaded Map Options. With the Splitshot transducer, you get the best view of what is under the sea. With the Autotuning Sonar, you can spend more time fishing rather than on Sonar settings. They are costly and priced around $400.
If your pontoon boat is not exclusively meant for fishing and you want to go fishing, then rod holders can be needed.
RAILBLAZA Rod Holder comes in a pack of 4. Made from high quality, fiberglass reinforced polymers which are UV stabilized; it comes with a tool free design. They have a simple installation and require no drilling. It is suitable for fresh water and inshore fishing. Not to use for trolling for large fish. They will cost you around $150.
Extreme Marine Pontoon Boat Rail Fishing Rod Holder can let you keep your hands free during fishing. This can be a great gift to children. Made from unbreakable plastic, no assembly s required. Priced below $20, this is indeed a cool addition to your pontoon boat.
Pontoon Boat Cover
You can keep your pontoon boats protected from the outside elements with the pontoon boat covers. This will protect both the exterior and the interior of the pontoon boat. So you can be into less maintenance costs. This is an essential item for your pontoon boat.
NORTHING Upgraded Silver Coated 900D Pontoon Boat Cover is the best option to have. Designed with 900D Silver Coated Oxford, they offer four thick layers protection. The silver coating will reduce degradation caused by Sun and tearing. They also have an enhanced windproof design. The included 30m Nylon rope for installation and binding can be cut to the length as per the requirement. With the elastic hem custom fit can be ensured. The adjustable straps can be helpful against heavy winds preventing the cover from being blown away. With ultrasonic seam technology and waterproof PU coating oxford, it is more durable. Adjustable support pole and rods are also included. The pontoon boat cover is trailerable and includes motor cover too. The product is available in two sizes: Length: 17’-20’Beam Width: up to 102” and Length: 21 ft-24 ft Beam Width: up to 102”. They have a 3 year warranty period with 30 days money back guarantee. They will cost you below $200.
Another great option is the Budge Pontoon Boat Cover for extra beam width up to 110 inches. Made from 1200 denier polyester, the pontoon boat provides excellent protection from the Sun and other elements. It is also water proof. With the elasticized helm, buckle and straps, the cover stays in place. They are available in two sizes: Length: 17′ to 20’Beam Width up to 110″ ($263.98) and Length: 20′ to 24′ Beam Width Up to 110″ ($322.79).
Boat Canvas Snapper
You can take off the boat canvas and cover with ease with the boat canvas snapper.
Ironwood Pacific Top Boat Canvas Snapper comes with lifetime warranty. They have dual stainless steel blades and easy grip handles. Lube can be used for difficult snaps. It will cost around $25.
They offer good placement to your pontoon boats. You should choose the right size, as they are available in many sizes.
Slide Anchor Galvanized Box Anchor can be used for even large pontoon boats. They will give more control for placement. You can toss it and relax as it sets within a foot of landing. It also allows easy retrieval. It is also compact for storage. They will cost you below $200.
Smart Marine Folding Square Anchor is available in Choose 13 lb (up to 24’ pontoon boats), 19 lb (20’- 32’), or 25 (30’ – 40’) lb.
Modified Grill for Pontoon Boat
For those long day fun seekers, pontoon grills are an essential accessory. When real hunger strikes, you want something more than snacks!
Cuisinart Grill which is actually modified for pontoon boat is the coolest addition. You can grill delicious foods out on the open water in the145 square inches of grilling surface. They have the stainless steel burner and drip tray. With the open fencing design, it is ideal for use with standard 1.25 inch square boat railings. With the self-tapping screws, the grill legs are strengthened for extra stability. They have carry handle and locking lid which makes the lightweight grill easy to transport and store. The feet of the grill is retrofitted for Arnall’s Grill Bracket Set and with the Arnall’s Grill Bracket Set will be perfect for your pontoon railing. It also has a solid mount for propane tank. The modified grill weighs only 18 lbs. They are available in three color options and will cost you around $250.
You can also purchase Arnall’s Pontoon Grill Bracket Set ($60) separately and use your own flat bottomed grill!
Boat Utility Table
The utility tables add more table space for your food and drinks on the pontoon boat. It is great for those parties and long days on the water!
Docktail Bar Pontoon Boat Cup Holders Table Accessory with stainless steel hardwarecan clamp effortlessly on 1 1/4″ pontoon rails. It can hold most cups, bottles and bowls for your snacks. It is made of King Starboard and is UV stabilized and weatherproof. The table accessory is also compact and durable for storage. The easily removable table accessory will cost around $250 and can be a great addition to your pontoon boat.
If you are looking for something more spacious, then Docktail Pontoon Utility Table with Cup Holders and Storage can be a better choice. You can even have your dinner with your partner!
For those who lack sup holders in your pontoon boat, you can add extra cup holder so that you never feel short of space to place your drinks. Your guest need not have to hold their drinks!
Wise Pontoon Double Drink Holder has a marine grade plastic frame with vinyl foam padding. They have dual stainless steel cups. You can use the weighted vinyl flap can be tucked in between the seat and back cushion so as to secure the drink holder to pontoon. With the smartly designed drop flap the drinks will be held securely even during roughest of waves. Available in three colors, they are priced around $30.
Another option is the Brocraft Pontoon Boat Drinks Holder which can be mounted to vertical or horizontal 1-1/4″ square rail. It can hold two full sized insulated drink holders or mugs and is made of UV-stabilized ABS. Available in 2 colors, it will cost you around $30.
If you are not drinking in cans, with insulated mugs, you can keep your wine, coffee, water or other mixed drinks cool/ hot for quite some time when out in the Sun for long.
HollyWood & Twine Pontoon Boat Coffee Mug priced around $25, has 14 oz capacity and comes with easy grip handles and thumb rest. It will fit standard cup holders. Made from stainless steel, with the double wall, you can keep your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for a good time.
The Navy Knot Boat Docker and Assistant Boat Docker Tumbler Set of 2 is another great option for those spending quality times on the water. The 20oz tumbler is double walled and vacuum insulated. It is BPA free, stainless steel tumbler made with sweat free exteriors.
Pontoon Boat Trash Bag
Managing trash is important to keep your pontoon boat clean and tidy. Trash bags come handy for this.
The Bestal Boat Trash Bag is made from premium quality liquid resistant nylon. It is large in size and has an adjustable top strap for hanging. They are also easy to clean. Scuff erasers are included. It will cost around $30.
JD Preferred Boat Trash Can with Lid comes with 12″ x 8″ x 8″ size and has universal fit. It is made from high quality PU leather with waterproof lining. There are multiple storage pockets too. It can hold up to 3 gallons of litter.
Boat Scuff Erasers
GEAR SHARK Marine Scuff Erasers removes marks, dirt, and scuffs with great efficacy. This will keep your pontoon boat in pristine condition. They can be used both at the interior and the exterior and also to clean all the pontoon boat accessories. There are no harsh chemicals in use. The kit includes 4 high quality sponges. There is 30 days money back guarantee. They will cost you around $12.
Better Boat Premium Boat Scuff Erasers removes dirt and spots. The extra thick spongers will last longer. The 3 pack one costs around $12 and the 9 pack one at $25.
When you are spending long hours outside, there is chance of getting minor injuries. Having a first aid kit will minimize the risk.
First Aid Only First Aid Kit contains 298 pieces of essential first aid. The all purpose essentials soft sided first aid kit will help you at times of emergencies. The first aid supplies are organized, which makes it easy to apply. It is easy to travel and store. The Amazon best seller is priced at $20. They are also available in many other sizes.
Another durable and compact option is the Protect Life Store First Aid kit. They are available in 100, 200 and 250 pieces. The kit is optimized for many varieties of injuries, so that they come handy during such times. The 100 piece set will cost around $14.
Pontoon Boat Mirror
Pontoon Boat Mirrors helps in staying safe by keeping track of trailing near your pontoon boat.
Maverik Advantage Extra Large Pontoon Boat Mirror has 5″ x 11.8″ size offering superior rear view visibility. The locking bracket will provide you with 180 degrees folding with the telescopic height adjustment for easy mirror adjustment. It mounts directly to the rail and neither any drilling or additional tools are required. It will cost around $80.
kemimoto 7″x12″ Marine Mirror for Pontoon boat comes at around half the price. The adjustable marine rear view mirror provides 360 degree rotation. They have metal clamps with rubber fittings. The mirror is anti break safety rated. It has universal fit.
If you are in a dilemma of using toilet while out with your pontoon boats, then portable toilets are a savior. These space saver designs are worth the money and will make you worry less.
Kohree Portable Toilet has a dimension of 14.5 “(L) x 16.5” (W) x 17 “(H) and is convenient to use and easy to carry. It can be assembled and disassembled within no time. The portable toilet has 5.8 gallon of sewage storage (so you need to empty the storage less often) and 3.2 gallon fresh water storage allowing for up to 90 flushes. With the waste water tank level indication let you know if it is time to empty! It has an odorless and leak proof design with high density polyethylene material. It allows easy 360 degree cleaning with the T type full coverage water outlets design. With the water gun, the inner toilet walls will get cleaned. Price is around $160.
Camco Portable Toilet is a much more affordable option. It comes in two sizes: 2.6 gallon ($95) and 5.3 gallon ($107) with sturdy construction and bellow type flush. They have sealing side valves.
UV Boat Protectant
It can protect your boat materials from the harsh UV rays of the Sun.
303 Marine Aerospace Protectant priced at around $25 (32 Fl oz) provides superior UV protection. It has a non greasy texture and dries to a smooth, matte finish and restores and maintains a fresh appearance. It also repels dust, dirt and stains. They are available in many sizes.
Ultra Rosso UV Protectant Spray is another good choice. It is priced at $11 for 18.6 Oz.
Boat Cleaning Kit
With boat cleaning kit you can keep your pontoon boat clean and tidy in an easy manner.
Better Boat Cleaner Kit includes all you need to keep your boat clean. They have a three gallon collapsible bucket, storage bag, microfiber sponge, mesh sponge and cleaning cloth. It can be used to clean both the interior and the exterior of the boat. They offer exceptional quality. It will cost around $20.
StarBrite Boat Care In A Bucket Starter Kit also includes boat cleaner and polish. It will cost you around $75.
Ski Tow Bar
Ski Tow Bar is a great accessory for your pontoon boat, if you are into water sports like skiing, tubing, etc. You can get your tow rope above the wake and this reduces drag.
Turbo Swing Ski Tow Bar comes in XL, XXL and Giant sizes and elevates the tow rope above the wake so as to provide smooth and consistent pulls. It is capable of improving the towing power up to 20 HP. The stainless steel tow bar with mounting clamps can attach directly to the outboard motor bracket of your pontoon boat.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If your pontoon boat lacks a sound system, then you can have that in addition.
JBL FLIP 5 is a waterproof portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12 hours of playtime. It is available in different colors. You can feel the music with this signature product from JBL. It will cost you around $130.
With the Jiahayau Portable Bluetooth Speaker, you get super loud sound with up to 60 Watt maximum output power. The portable Bluetooth speaker has up to 32H playtime. It has an ergonomic handle and is waterproof. It will cost you around $80.
Pop Up Changing Room
Pop Up Changing Rooms can provide you the privacy. This comes especially handy if you have many guests.
GigaTent 6′ Tall Portable Pop Up Changing Room comes with a dimension of 40” W x 72” H x 40” D and folds down and into to a convenient 20” diameter x 2″ carry case. It can also be used for toilet privacy. They will cost you below $40.
You have an extra spacious option with the Rocklin Industry extra spacious privacy tent which collapse into a compact size. It is made from UV protecting fabric. It is priced at $70.
You can protect yourself and your fellow passengers from rain or the Sun with a good quality Bimini top. If your pontoon boat doesn’t have one, then investing on one of them is a bet upgrade to your pontoon boat.
Naviskin Bimini Top is available in 10 optional colors and is also available in 3/4 bow 13 different sizes. The Bimini Top is made of marine grade 600D polyester canvas. 1 inch diameter aluminum frame and free quick release mounts and screws are included. They come with a year warranty. They will cost you around $120 – $240. One year warranty is offered.
KAKIT 3 / 4 Bow Bimini Top comes is made with marine grade 750D polyester canvas with UV coating. They have windproof straps. All the mounting hardware is included. They come with three year warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. They will cost you around $150- $212.
Pontoon Boat Umbrella
A large boat umbrella can add more shade to the pontoon boat. This can be extremely useful when the Sun hit extremely hard.
Prospo Store UPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella with silver coating offers great protection from UV rays of the Sun. It is larger, but weighs only 1.5 lbs and is easy to transport. It has a stable and sturdy design and comes with adjustable clamp and flexible arm. One year warranty is being offered. Available in 2 color options, it will cost around $30.
Sport-Brella Versa-Brella SPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella comes with universal clamp and in several colors and is rated below $25.
Marine LED Lights
Your pontoon boat can shine in the dark with these cool lights.
Seaponer Pontoon Boat Lights come in many colors to light up the deck. It is water proof and has long lifespan. It has stable installation. They are very affordable.
You can also use navigation lights for more safety. These waterproof navigation lights are super bright. They have no drill installation. They will last longer and comes with a year warranty. Cost is around $15.
They can be helpful when you are out in the rough waters.
Davis Instruments Whale Tail Hydrofoil Stabilizer costing around $70 is very easy to install. The hydrofoil stabilizer bolts tightly to the motor (behind the prop). The material used in the construction is high quality marine grade anodized aluminum. It stabilizes the ride and adds an element of safety. By increasing the top speed, you can save fuel. Overall, you could have a smooth ride in the roughest waters.
SE Sport 300 Hydrofoil will fit 35 hp to 300 hp engines. With the narrow streamline shape, it eliminates drag by offering quick and precise control. It is priced at around $70.
You can keep some of your valuable items safe from the water with dry bags.
Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag is available in 10 L to 55 L capacities. They will provide reliable protection to your valuables for the years to come. The 10 L to 40 L options come with shoulder straps and the 55 L dry bag comes with a heavy duty waist belt. With the IPX8 certified waterproof phone case, most of the phone models can fit. With the snap and lock access having dual sided clear windows, you can take pictures while still inside the case. It can be folded and packed tight. They will cost between 20 to $40. They are also available in different color options.
At around $80, you also have the extra large dry bag from Generic which is made from PVC. They are in the form of roll top dry sacks. The waterproof dry bag has a 160 L capacity with 49 inch length and 17 inch width.
There are many other options like Captain’s Costume and Hat, Inflatable Beer Pongs, and many more which can make your adventure the one filled with fun. You need to choose the accessories as per your choice and based on the floorplan of your pontoon boat.