3 easy ways to upgrade your boat

There are plenty of ways to make your boat even better without spending a lot of time and money doing so. From onboard lighting to advanced stereo systems, there are plenty of accessories you can introduce to make your boating experience smooth sailing.

Check out some of our favourite boat upgrades below!

1. Instal LED lighting

LED lighting in boats is increasing in popularity - and for good reason too! These small energy-efficient lighting alternatives provide a number of benefits that are tricky to surpass. First of all, as the shift towards environmentally-friendly products becomes more prominent, many boating owners may look towards a lighting fixture that fits this mould. Compared to incandescent lightbulbs, LED fixtures use around 90 per cent less energy, making them an incredibly energy-savvy option, giving you both peace of mind and a healthier bank balance!

Better yet, LED options such as the Push Button LED Down Lights with Surface and Flush Mount don't intrude on floor space and are incredibly easy to instal. Both are 100mm in diameter and provide excellent light coverage.

In recent years, the use of LED strips have become a popular choice for fishermen, especially those casting out at night. The attractive glow lures bait, which is closely followed by fish.

The adhesive strip can attach to exterior or interior surfaces, giving your deck and cabin a stunning glow. 

2. Replace old seating

If you've noticed the upholstery on your seats is looking a little worse for wear, there is the option to recover it yourself. However, unless you have the know-how and specific tools, you can often end up in deeper water than you first anticipated. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives that can transform tired seating in an instance.

Here at Hunts Marine, we stock a wide range of seating options to suit every style and budget. A popular choice is the Deluxe Folding Seat. This choice offers long-lasting comfort and security, and comes in a variety of colours to meet your aesthetic. If you're after a more premium seating option, our Flip Back Seat in White is a great choice. This stunning design provides both forward and backward seating positions which is ideal for multipurpose boats.

3. Introduce a stereo system

There are many ingredients that go into making the perfect boating day out in summer. In our opinion, no sea soiree is complete without a little music. If your vessel is missing a soundtrack to summer, it's incredibly easy to add a little music into the mix. Here at Hunts Marine, we offer a variety of stereo systems that can take your boating experience up the perfect notch (and octave!).

The Fusion Stereo Active is the world's first purpose-built waterproof floating stereo that was designed to withstand the ruggedness of life on water. Thanks to the dual 40 watt custom - designed directional speaker system and passive radiator, expect crystal clear audio delivery no matter where you are or what you're doing. The stereo comes complete with mounting system so you can securely attach it to your deck or rigger boat with ease. 

If you're looking for other ways to upgrade your boat, we've got plenty more ideas to offer. Just pop into your local Hunts Marine store today to see what easy boat additions you can pick up!

January 24, 2019 by Castleford Media
Tags: Tips