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Top Ten Best Marine and Boating Accessories For Summer

Batteries Plus Blog - Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 6/19/2020

White yacht going over a wake in the water

Now that you've picked up the right marine battery and settled on the best battery charger for your boat, it's time to talk accessories. Whether you're into fishing, jamming to tunes or just looking for an easy way to keep your cell phone powered up, we've got plenty of little extras available to help you make the most of your time on the water.

Gone Fishing

Fish finders are handy gadgets that help guide you to the perfect catch. Like most things on your boat, they run on battery power. The Duracell Ultra 12V 7Ah AGM SLA Battery is a great choice for fish finders and other deep cycle applications. Its sealed lead design requires no maintenance, plus it is spill proof and designed to stand up to vibration and extreme temperatures.

Looking for a simple way to secure fishing rods, ropes and water skis? Pick up a pack of Gear Ties. These strong wire ties feature an exterior rubber shell with a firm grip, allowing you to twist, tie and secure your boating gear. Best of all they can be reused over and over again.

Night Boating Accessories

If you’re heading out at night, pick up the NEBO MYCRO Rechargeable Headlamp for some added illumination. It features six separate light modes perfect for different applications: Turbo (400 lumens), High (150 lumens), Medium (50 lumens), Low (15 lumens), plus a green (10 lumens) and red light (10 lumens) setting. The headlamp itself is USB rechargeable and comes with an adjustable head strap, making it a great choice for hands-free applications like night fishing.

Speaking of night fishing, the SlapLit LED Drink Wrap from Nite Ize is the perfect way to keep track of your drink in the dark. This neoprene drink wrap features two recoiling steel bands along with an interior LED strip. Simply slap it around cans, cups or bottles for a sure insulated grip. The LED light can be set to on, off or flash mode with the simple push of a button.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

What's a day out on the water without music? A portable Bluetooth speaker lets you wirelessly stream your favorite songs from a cell phone or tablet. JBL has a number of waterproof speakers perfect for boating. The Go2 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker features a built-in, rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 5 hours of playtime and is also IPX7 waterproof.

Looking for a longer playtime? The Clip 3 Portable Speaker features its own Li-ion battery with a playtime of up to 10 hours. This portable speaker is also IPX7 waterproof and features a metal carabiner that lets you hook the speaker to a backpack or belt loop for easy storage.

Ten hours of music not enough? No problem. The Flip 5 Speaker provides up to 12 hours of playtime and even allows you to pair two PartyBoost compatible JBL speakers together for stereo sound.

Boat Cell Phone Accessories

Charge your phone, tablet or other favorite device when you’re out on the waves with the Tzumi Wireless Slim Pocket Juice. This lightweight power bank provides 4,000 mAh (milliampere hours) with a 2.4 amp output. It features Qi charging technology with lightning and micro-USB inputs, allowing you charge nearly any device. Best of all, it’s small and lightweight, making it easy to carry in a pocket, bag or purse.

Looking for an easy way to view your phone hands-free? The Nite Ize Steelie Mount Kit makes it easy to mount your cell phone to your boat. The ball-and-socket mount attaches to your vehicle with a removable 3M adhesive. Then simply attach the magnetic phone socket to your device to easily connect it to the mount. It’s a simple way to secure your phone for hands-free use.

That’s just a sampling of what we have to offer. For more of what we offer, please shop our full selection of products online or stop in to your neighborhood Batteries Plus Bulbs location. Our associates are always available to take your questions, offer recommendations and recycle your old batteries and light bulbs.

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