2016 Top Items for your boat

2016 Top Items for your boat

One of the most popular posts we’ve done is our top items for your boat, so we decided to do a new list for 2016 with some fresh, new items!

1) A Fender Step

This dual purpose fender makes boarding your boat in a tight spot much easier! It can be tied onto the bow, stern, or side of the boat to avoid making a leap for it.



2) External Bow Thruster

External bow thrusters are becoming a popular project for many boat owners. With the ability to get control at the dock without cutting into your hull, you’re able to save on some labor costs, too.

This is an external thruster that was installed on a customer’s Hunter 41.

Call Ian for details! 804-776-9211



3) A Garden for your Mast

This cylindrical system allows you to grow your salads right on your boat with no soil. We’re not sure on the cost of this item, but we feel some of our engineer friends out there could probably find a cool DIY project in this.


4) Handheld Thermal Camera

The Ocean Scout Handheld Thermal Camera from Raymarine is a rugged, compact thermal night vision camera that lets you see other vessels, landmarks, buoys, and floating debris in total darkness. Call Janice to order! 804-776-9211



4) LED Distress Signals

Unlike traditional flares, this electric flare never expires which solves the challenge of flare disposal. This floating LED marine flare can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. It runs up to 60 hours, unlike traditional flares which last minutes or less. Complies with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements for “Night Visual Distress Signals” as found in the Code of Federal Regulations: 46 CFR 161.013



5) Hypervent Condensation Preventer

HyperVent is the most practical solution for the prevention of dampness (condensation) forming beneath boat beds. HyperVent is a special material that consists of a white spun polymer woven into a large open configuration that is bonded to a breathable white fabric layer.




Honorable Mention: This contraption!

Hahahaha! This Hot Tub Tug Boat is just too hilarious not to post!


 For the previous Top Items for your boat article, Click Here!