Boating Tips: Top Boating Accessories

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Take a trip to the MarineMax Ship Store with us as Captains Keith and Nick show off some awesome accessories to make your day on the water just a little bit better. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.

Polarized Sunglasses

Sure those plastic glasses that you bought at the gas station are better than nothing, but what can really make all the difference is a good pair of polarized sunglasses such as Costa del Mar or Maui Jim. They’ll protect your eyes from straining and the sun’s harmful rays, you’ll look great and if you’re fishing will also enable you to spot and track fish. 

Check out our guide where you can learn how to pick the right pair of sunglasses.

Water Toys

Water toys like tubes, lilly pads and ZUP Boards can take your day from ordinary to extraordinary and provide hours of fun. With so many to choose from, how do you know which one you’ll like the best? Lucky for you, we have some tips on how to pick the ideal water toy for you

Yeti Cooler

As reliable as they are durable, Yeti coolers are all they’re cracked up to be. Ditch the styrofoam, gas station cooler and grab yourself a Yeti to make sure that your food and drinks stay cold all day long.

Fortress Anchor

Using a Fortress Anchor as your stern anchor will go a long way to ensuring that you have a great day on the water. It is certainly possible to simply anchor with your bow anchor, using a stern anchor ensures greater security and will hold your boat in place better.

Spend more time at the sandbar and less time trying to anchor, two anchors are better than one!

Toadfish Koozie

Toadfish Outfitters have come up with an ingenious koozie design that utilizes a suction cup on the bottom of their koozies. It will keep your drink in place in the event of the boat rocking or in the event of someone accidentally bumping into it. 

Stop by Your Local MarineMax Store

Stop by your local MarineMax Store to pick up some these items where available. They’re great tools that will help you to have a more enjoyable day out on the water. We’ll see you out there.


You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Tips and our sister podcast, From the Helm Boating Broadcast, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. See you out on the water! 

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