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Marine Accessories

  • Reliefband 2.0

    Combat the nausea associated with motion sickness.

    Combat the nausea associated with motion sickness.
  • Single-Lens Dive Masks

    Three single-masks that make snorkeling from your boat easy.

    Three single-masks that make snorkeling from your boat easy.
  • Buy the right size and style fender to protect your boat.

    Fenders, sometimes erroneously called, "bumpers," protect your boat against docks, piling and other boats. But how do you know you are buying the right size and type?
  • Joystick Docking Tips

    Does using gadgets infer low expertise?

    Many boaters decry the use of joysticks and other marine technology, stating that those who utilize items like joysticks should not operate a boat. Another viewpoint…
  • Five modern inflatables that pump up the volume, delivering a wet ’n’ wild ride.

    Five modern inflatables that pump up the volume, delivering a wet ’n’ wild ride.
  • Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

    Our Father’s Day Gift Guide always contains a list of great goods for the best guys in the world: Boating Dads!

    The 2018 Boating Father's Day Gift Guide represents the best gift suggestions for your boating dad. Boating's team of experts compiled a list of great gifts as diverse…

Electronics

  • Garmin InReach Explorer+

    Anglers desire stealth: Here's how to be a sneak!

    Use these tips to see and be unseen when hitting your favorite fishing grounds.
  • Drones for Boats

    Raymarine Axiom offers UAV intergration for boats.

    Ever wondered about the possibilities of a drone for use aboard your boat. The expert editors at Boating give you the scoop about this innovation from Raymarine.
  • NAUTIC-ON App Demo

    NAUTIC-ON is a "smart boat" system that allows remote monitoring and tracking of your boat.

    NAUTIC-ON is a "smart boat" system that allows remote monitoring and tracking of your boat. It represents cutting edge marine electronics, melding Internet connectivity…
  • Joystick Docking Tips

    Does using gadgets infer low expertise?

    Many boaters decry the use of joysticks and other marine technology, stating that those who utilize items like joysticks should not operate a boat. Another viewpoint…
  • Paul Allen's quest for WWII wrecks may benefit boaters

    What does marine archaeology and history have to do with visiting the sandbar, catching a fish or cruising the coast? Find out in this article detailing billionaire,…
  • Modern sonar techniques for boaters and fishermen.

    A treatise on using sonar for fishing and navigation.

Boating Lab

  • From yacht club to fishing cockpit, these shirts protect in comfort and style.

    From yacht club to fishing cockpit, these shirts protect in comfort and style.
  • Three key categories of marine safety gear for boaters.

    Electronic flares, personal locator beacons and lifejackets are marine safety gear that can help boaters keep themselves and their crew safe. In order to make educated…
  • Meguiar’s Marine APC Cleaner

    Marine vinyl maintenance help for boaters.

    A scientific comparison of a variety of marine vinyl maintenance products.
  • Tow vehicle backup cameras for boaters.

    We put three backup cameras to the test to help you choose the right one.
  • Best Boating Tools

    Make boat repairs and maintenance easier with these seven must-have boating tools.

    Make boat repairs and maintenance easier with these seven must-have boating tools.
  • A collection of some of the best marine accessories that will make boating easier and more fun.

    Through extensive testing in comparative challenges, we bring you the best stuff all boaters need. From fuel stabilizers to trailer lights, use this guide to find the…

Safety Gear

  • Customizing Your Life Jacket

    Adding these accessories adds up to safer boating.

    Adding these accessories adds up to safer boating.
  • If your boat proves short on life-jacket stowage space, consider installing an overhead bag.

    If your boat proves short on life-jacket stowage space, consider installing an overhead bag.
  • From survival gear to watersports, learn how to choose the right life jacket.

    Learn how to pick the right life jacket from survival gear to watersports.
  • Learn how to select the right life jacket for your dog.

    Just as with life jackets for us humans, sizing, fit and convenience are important considerations for dog life jackets. Learn how to choose the right one for your…
  • Safety Gear Bags

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag.

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag. Check out three that keep the gear accessible while also keeping it protected.
  • ACR ResQLink+ PLB

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.