Jul 19, 2016
Whether you are cruising down the intracoastal, or enjoying a drink at the dock, nothing beats having some “extras” built into your boat. If you are looking for some extra help docking, want to light up the night, or are looking to impress the neighbors…one of these ideas is sure to be on your list!
1. LED Underwater Lighting
The effect these lights create is pretty self explanatory. Adding underwater LED’s creates a head-turning glow and they are available in a multitude of colors. As an added bonus, they have even been known to attract fish!
2. LED Interior Lighting
Similar to the underwater lights, these “strips” add a nice touch to a late night cruise or an evening at the dock. For the price, these pack a punch and will be sure to have friends wanting to hang out late on the water.
3. Auto Pilot
Whether fishing by yourself, or on a long trip, auto pilot is a favorite feature among fisherman. It is pretty much the equivalent of hiring an extra person to help out by keeping the boat on course. While some auto pilots are quite pricey, new models coming out target smaller boats and run right around $1000.
4. Bow Thrusters
For those with large boats, or simply like the extra help when docking, adding bowthrusters to you vessel can ease the mind of even the best docking captain. A strong wind or current can quickly cause havoc on a boat with an extended bow. Knowing you have the power to counter these effects will save time, worry and potentially money if things were to go bad!
5. Sound System
Speakers, subs, satellite radio, etc…the list goes on for how you can upgrade your boat’s sound system. Be sure to purchase marine specific equipment which is water resistant and UV resistant.
Have any of your own upgrades? Let us know and send pictures for us to use next time!