TYPES OF BOAT SEAT COVERS
When it comes to deciding which type of seat covers you’re going to be using for your boat seats, there are many options and decisions that you have available. For starters, not all boat seats are the same mechanically. Some fold in different directions and some can even collapse completely to be out of sight. There are many different types of materials used in boat seat covers as well. Each material has different properties that allow it to be useful in certain situations but could be useless in others.
Before we begin talking about the types of boat seat covers available, you’re probably wondering why you should invest in a boat seat cover in the first place. For starters, they increase the life of the boat seat and in turn increase the length and value of the boat seat. Selling a boat with tattered or torn seats can be a big turn-off and can decrease the price of the boat substantially.
Another reason people use boat seat covers is to make the seats appear more stylish or add a level of comfort to them. Some boat seat covers offer added padding to make the seat more comfortable for long boat rides.
The most basic and most cost effective type of boat seat cover is a non-use cover. A non-use cover is just that, a boat seat cover that is used when the boat is not being used. These are the most common type of boat seat covers because they are durable, cheap, and protect the seat well.
However, the major downside in regards to these types of covers is that they cannot be used when the boat is actually in use. If you’re just looking for a simple boat seat cover that will keep your seats nice when they’re not being used, this is the best type of boat seat for the job.
Comfort covers are boat seat covers that are permanently attached to the boat seat and form around the contours of the seat to add comfort and stability to the seat itself. Most of these covers have large amounts of padding, usually in the form of soft foam. The purpose of these covers is to provide comfort to the person that is sitting on the boat seat, because oftentimes boat seats are very firm and provide little comfort to the person sitting.
The final type of boat seat cover that is often used is a stylish cover. This is often much thinner than comfort covers, but remain on the seat at all times. The purpose of these covers is to provide an extra sense of style and custom ability to the boat seats themselves. Oftentimes, you will find these covers on racing boats or high end fishing boats where appearance matters as much as functionality. In addition, these covers can be in a variety of colors and can have many different types of designs to differentiate themselves apart.