Pimp Your Performance Boat

Ways to give your boat a facelift.

Because of the unstable economy, there are still many people opting to keep their boats instead of stepping up. So here are some ideas to give your boat a facelift.

If you want to update the helm, there's only one place to turn, Livorsi Marine. This company is the leader in high-performance gauges, controls and more. Upgrade your boat's dash to Livorsi's Monster Series gauges, which are X" in diameter to giver the helm a go-fast look and make it easier for the operator to see important instruments. Additionally, Livorsi Performance Controls give that heavy-duty performance look with their stainless-steel thick-gauge levers and large knobs. They're available in Billet Arched or Standard all with a shorter base depth to make it easier to throttle your boat. They can be used with outboards, stern drives and even jets. The controls feature adjustable detents and friction for maximum versatility. The knobs are ergonomically designed and you can outfit them with up to three trim switches for drives, outboards or tabs.

You can choose from a flat chrome base finish or upgrade to the optional contoured chrome base for some extra style. Also from Livorsi, you can choose from a plethora of gauge bezels or switch out your old-school trim gauge for a LED position indicator that will tell you the location of your drives and tabs and can be installed with simple plug-and-play wiring harnesses.

Additionally, Accon Marine, which is best known for its variety of pop-up and pull-up cleats, has come out with a great assortment of cup- and bottle holders so you can stay hydrated on the water no matter what type of boat you're in. With a little bit of research companies like Livorsi Marine and Accon Marine can help you upgrade your boat this season.