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14 Pontoon Boat Accessories to Maximize Your Fun

The best part about owning a pontoon boat is having the ability to customize your pontoon in any way you want. With such an incredible range of accessories available on the market for pontoon boats, you can create a watercraft that suits your unique needs. This means that you can create the ultimate party boat, build a pontoon that’s great for towing, or design a great fishing boat.

Are you saving up for cool toys and gadgets for your pontoon? Great! Now have a look at these pontoon boat accessories.

1. ENGEL LIVEWELL COOLER

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Own a pontoon boat and love to fish? Engel’s livewell cooler is an affordable way to keep live bait healthy for the duration of your fishing trip.

For avid anglers, this livewell cooler is one of the most essential pontoon accessories. Now you don’t have to regret not spending the extra money buying that pontoon boat designed specifically for anglers. With this Engel cooler, you’re able to get the same fishing benefit for roughly $100.

The cooler’s dimensions are 19.5” x 12.5” x 14.5”, making it big enough to hold all of your shrimp and minnows. You’ll especially love the ability to switch between batteries and a power cord, so that you never have to worry about the cooler’s pump system dying at the most inopportune time.

2. SMARTECH ANYWHERE STAINLESS STEEL CUP HOLDERS

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Got a pontoon boat that doubles as a party vessel? If so, then you know how frustrating it can be to run out of spaces to place drinks. Neither you nor your guests want to have to hold their drink while relaxing on the water, which is precisely why you can never have enough cup holders.

If your boat’s cup holder is serious lacking, consider buying one of Smartech’s Anywhere portable cup holders. Each holder comes is built from a durable UV resistant material and comes with two stainless steel spots for holding beverages. You can also choose between a flashy crimson red or a neutral gray color, so you don’t have to worry about buying a cup holder that clashes with your interior colors.

3. CUISINART CGG-180T PETIT GRILL

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Pontoon grills are an essential accessory for the pontooner who likes hosting day-long events on the water. After a few hours cruising around the lake, people are going to get hungry. Let’s face it, sandwiches, chips, and peanuts will only satisfy your guests for so long before real hunger strikes.

The CGG-180T grill by Cuisinart delivers in ways that other pontoon grills can’t. It’s able to cook evenly and efficiently, and sits nicely on the table top. Additionally, with a few modifications, you can also mount this grill to the railing system of your boat.

Have you ever eaten a sizzling steak hot off the grill while relaxing on the water? Now you can!

4. AIRHEAD AHBL-12 BLAST

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If you want to spend your money on fun pontoon accessories, there’s nothing better than towable tubes. The AHBL-12 Blast by Airhead is a durable, one-person tube that’s praised for its heavy-duty design.

If you have a pontoon boat that’s packing enough horsepower for watersports, then this is the tube you want to have. Watch your guests squeal with excitement as they skate across the water while riding atop the Blast.

5. HEAVY DUTY PONTOON COVER BY NORTH EAST HARBOR

It’s important to keep your pontoon protected from the elements at all times. If you leave your boat sitting outside without a durable cover to protect it, you run the risk of damaging its interior. You don’t want to be stuck with an expensive repair bill just because you didn’t take proper care of your boat – get it a dependable cover.

North East Harbor makes affordable heavy duty covers that will keep your pontoon boat protected from extreme weather. Since these covers are waterproof, you’ll also be protected from damage as a result of mold and mildew.

6. AIRHEAD AHTH-3 TOW HARNESS

Want pontoon parts that will optimize your watersports capabilities? If so, you’re going to need a good tow harness.

The AHTH-3 by Airhead is a durable harness that’s capable of withstanding 3000 pounds of tension, which is more than enough to pull water skiers and wakeboarders. Don’t let your tubing time get cut short because of a weak harness. Buy one made by a name you can trust, like Airhead.

7. UNIVERSAL RED & GREEN NAVIGATION LIGHTS

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Pontoon lights are important to have if you do a lot of boating in the dark. If you’re looking to install more lights on your boat, Universal’s red and green navigation lights are a great choice. Light up your starboard and port with these colored lights, so that you can be safely seen in low-light settings.

8. RECTANGULAR TABLE KIT BY JIF MARINE

The worst thing about hosting get-togethers on a pontoon boat is struggling to find enough surface space to accommodate everyone. Most of us who couldn’t spend at least $65,000 on a luxury party pontoon boat wish that we could find a way to add an additional table on the deck. Fortunately, you can!

JIF Marine’s Ivory Table Kit allows you to mount a 28” x 16” table anywhere you want. It’s built with durable materials that are able to resist wear-and-tear from the sun, as well as corrosion from salt water. The feature that you’re going to love the most about this table is its four cup holders, conveniently located at every corner of the table.

With a low price, putting an extra table in your pontoon won’t break the bank.

9. DOCKTAIL BOAT BAR CADDY

Hosting a memorable party on your pontoon means making all of the refreshment easily accessible. Unfortunately, some of us struggle to find a place to put all of our food and drink. This is why Docktail’s Boat Bar Caddy is revolutionary.

Any pontoon that comes with a fishing rod holder is able to use the boat bar caddy. This sturdy bottle holder acts as a mini-bar and comes with extra storage space and six bottle spots that hold the following bottles:

  • 75 liter x2.
  • 1 liter X 2.
  • 2 liter x 2.

If you got a bartender on board, this accessory is a must.

10. DAVIS WHALE TAIL XL HYDROFOIL STABILIZER

Do you do a lot of boating on rougher waters? Or, does your pontoon have the tendency to be a bit choppy? If so, the Whale Tail by Davis is the perfect accessory for you.

The Whale Tail is easy to install and bolts tightly to the motor, just behind the prop. It’s perfect for creating a more stable ride and can even boost the performance and fuel efficiency of your boat. 

11. CAPTAIN’S BUCKET SEAT BY LEADER ACCESSORIES

Is your pontoon boat suffering from a lackluster captain’s chair? Give yourself the comfort and respect you deserve by installing a chair that fits your role as captain. Leader Accessories makes comfortable, top-of-the-line captain’s chairs that are beautiful and easy to install.

These chairs are so comfortable that you’ll probably not want to ever leave them! They come in a variety of colors, so finding one that matches your interior shouldn’t be hard at all. While these captain’s chairs typically sell for $400, finding one on sale for less than $200 isn’t impossible!

12. HIUMI ADJUSTABLE FISHING ROD HOLDER

Not all pontoon boats were designed for anglers. If you’re an avid fisherman with a boat that doesn’t have fishing rod holders, you’re in luck. Hiumi’s fishing rod holders are sturdy and compatible with all types of boats and rods.

Unlike the cheaper, plastic snap-on holders, Hiumi’s rod holders are created from a durable ABS polymer. They’re able to resist damage from rust and corrosion, making them strong enough for any wear-and-tear you put on them. Since they’re easy to install, you’ll have these holders on and ready to use in about 20 minutes.

13. SKORCH DRY BAGS

The only downside to boating is when you unexpectedly get your belongings wet. Fortunately, SKORCH’s dry bags can help. These heavy-duty bags are rugged and durable enough to prevent water damage, making them perfect for storing delicate objects.

14. MOTHERS CLEANER WAX

While this isn’t a fun accessory, any avid boater will tell you that the way your boat looks is important. There’s nothing better than having a pontoon boat that’s been clean, polished, and waxed.

Mothers Marine Cleaner Wax is a powerful wax that cleans your pontoon boat and protects it from elemental and UV damage. It’ll keep your boat looking brand new and make you one of the most talked about people at the marina.

CHOOSING YOUR PONTOON BOAT ACCESSORIES

The main reason that pontoon boats are so great is because of all their extra space. This allows you to experiment with various accessories, like additional tables or a wine rack.

As you can see, there are a number of pontoon boat accessories that can help you get the most out of your pontoon. The right accessory can make your boat become the ultimate angler, sporting, or party boat. Just make sure to do your research and see if all parts are compatible with your specific pontoon boat before making any purchases

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Leviticus Bennett - May 3, 2017

I like your idea to get a towable tube. Most water sports require some skills and a lot of practice. Tubing is something easy that anyone in the family can enjoy, even smaller kids.

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Scott Adams - July 3, 2017

I like that you mentioned keeping a cover on your boat, so the interior doesn’t get damaged. I have been looking for things to protect my boat, after it got damaged last week. I can see how a cover could help it survive the winter.

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