THE BEST MARINE BOAT SEATS
When you’re purchasing a boat, upgrading an existing boat, or building a new boat, the choice you choose for seats are very important. There are a wide variety of seat types available in most boats, and the type you put in will reflect upon what the boat is used for and how it’s used. There are many different types of boat seats available, and each seat is used for a different purpose. For example, you probably wouldn’t see many fishing seats on a pontoon boat, but you wouldn’t see many bucket or lounge seats on a fishing boat, either.
When you’re contemplating purchasing boat seats, it’s important that you get the correct type of seat for what you’re going to be using the boat for. Fishing seats are the most common type of seat available because they are used in almost all boats. Fishing seats provide a good level of comfort, but they are also lightweight and portable, making them easily movable from one point of the boat to another. They are often mounted on pedestals and can turn 360 degrees, as well as fold up in the center. This makes them easy to store and the perfect type of seat for fishing from.
However, most fishing seats lack armrests and aren’t comfortable for long periods of time. It’s important that if you’re going to purchase fishing seats you’re going to be doing a lot of fishing.
Another type of marine boat seat that is used in watercraft is the captain’s seat. As you might have guessed, this is the seat in which the boat pilot sits in. It is often very ornate and plush, and sometimes features electronic controls to increase lumbar support or the tilt angle of the seat. The captain’s seat almost always has armrests and is quite a bit higher than the other seats so the person driving the boat can clearly see the bow of the boat to avoid potential safety hazards in the water.
Another common type of seat that is usually found on pontoon or leisure boats is bucket seats. Bucket seats and lounge seats are very similar, with the only main difference being bucket seats span more than a few feet, often spanning the entire length of width or the pontoon boat. These seats are built for comfort and nothing more. They aren’t movable and are often very heavy. They usually feature armrests of some sort and lumbar support along with plush fiber as an accessory. Bucket seats are sometimes found on fishing boats, although the inability for them to be rotated severely limits their use as true fishing seats.
Marine boat seats come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, but it’s important to know the difference between the different types of seats to ensure you’re purchasing the correct type for what you intend to use it for. Boat seats make a great accessory to any boat and it’s important to purchase only the seats that you need and seats you will use.