As a boating enthusiast and experienced boat supply salesman, William T. Gholson knows what he is talking about when it comes to buying things for your boat. As any boat owner is sure to know – or will soon find out – owning a boat is not cheap. You’ll be investing time and money into that beautiful piece of marine freedom as long as you own it, but you don’t have to just spend that money on upkeep and docking fees. While there are many lists from different boating professionals that include necessary maintenance and safety items, here are five of Gholson’s favorite “fun” purchases for boat owners.
According to the list of top purchases from West Marine stores across the U.S., America already agrees with William Gholson that to maximize a day full of fun with family and friends, you need two things:
Airhead Viper Tube – this thing has a set of two recessed seats and it flies across that water
Magma Cabo Gas Grill – portable, durable, and the stainless steel won’t corrode
For the fishermen on the water, these next two items are a must:
Canyon Cooler’s Ultimate Fishing Station – complete with four rod holders, a drink holder, and an accessory pouch outside; a separate basket and a light inside
Aqua-Vu Underwater Camera Adapter System – go beyond sonar fish finders with this camera to scope out your fishing options
And with so much fun on the water, you may come back a little late and find a use for an LED trailer kit that mounts to the trailer for easier extraction in the dark.
So, if you’re tired of buying PFDs and boat covers, take it from William Gholson and just buy something fun.