Top Selling Products for Boaters

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Popular boating products boaters chose for their boating lifestyle in 2014

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Looking for boating popular boating gear that other boaters like? A best seller’s list can help you narrow down your options by select gear that other boaters have chosen.

Here’s a collection of top sellers (as reported by West Marine) that boaters chose as the best gear (based on 2014 sales).

NOTE: Links on this page have been updated to same or UPDATED products available on Amazon – most are at lower prices! (UPDATED JUNE 2018)

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Top Selling Inflatable Life Jackets

Many boaters are choosing to upgrade to inflatable life jackets because they are more comfortable to wear.


Absolute Outdoor: Automatic / Manual Inflatable Life Jackets

Automatically inflates upon immersion in water or when the wearer pulls the “Jerk to Inflate” handle Equipped with back-up oral inflation Convertible from AUTO/MANUAL inflation to MANUAL ONLY inflation Provides comfort, safety and peace of mind without knowing you have it on, until you may need it. Comfortable, lightweight, low profile design Soft neoprene neckline for all day comfort Durable fabric resists tears and punctures. For persons 16 years of age and older; and over 80 lbs. Not recommended for non-swimmers or weak swimmers. Minimum buoyancy of 22.5 lbs. when inflated. For replacement CO2 cartridge, use Onyx A/M-24 Rearming Kit #1352 (K320) U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type V Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with Type III Performance. Item contains a CO2 cylinder and may not Garmin GPSMAP 78sc Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotterbe available to ship to Alaska or Hawaii.

Available on Amazon starting at $87

Top Selling Marine Handheld GPS Electronics

Handheld GPS electronics are always convenient to have on board, and these popular choices are packed with features boaters want.


Garmin GPSMAP 78sc Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter

Marine-friendly handheld with high-sensitivity GPS receiver and 2.6-inch color TFT display –
Perfect for boating/watersports–waterproof to IPX7 standards; floats in water. Built-in BlueChart g2 U.S./Bahamas coastal charts with shorelines, depth contours, navaids, harbors, marinas, and more. Built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter for heading/altitude/weather. Share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible device user. Featuring a bright 2.6-Inch LCD color display with built-in basemap and high-sensitivity GPS receiver, the GPSMAP 78 series takes recreational navigation to a whole new level.

Available on Amazon for $248

Top Selling Marine Grills

Ranging from standard size to party size, these marine BBQ grills from the Magma line are a very popular choice.


Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill, Stainless Steel, Adjustable Control Valve

This grill was designed for economy without sacrificing functionality. Made of 100% 18-9 mirror polished stainless steel, it will give you the safety, durability and performance required of a marine grill. It uses our time-tested, highly efficient radiant plate heat distribution system in conjunction with convection heating technology to achieve hot, even temperatures while using a minimum of fuel. It comes to temperature very quickly and is great for searing steaks or just grilling up some burgers and dogs.

The patented swiveling turbo venturi tube allows you to adjust the control valve inboard, outboard, left or right wherever it is most convenient to you. This design also allows for quick safe fuel canister changes even while grilling. The turbo venturi tube in combination with the newly designed burner virtually eliminates blow-outs. The grill quickly disassembles without tools for easy clean-up.

Available on Amazon starting at $171

Top Selling Mounted Marine Electronics

Time for an electronics upgrade? More boaters are choosing these best selling models for marine electronics.


Raymarine a78 Multifunction Display with Downvision, Wi-Fi & CPT-100DVS Transom Mount Transducer, 7″

Powerful, go-anywhere navigation; a Series Multifunction displays deliver the speed and simplicity of lighthouse II in a fast and fluid touch screen experience. With extensive networking options, a Series will put you in control of charts, sonar, radar and more. Swipe, touch and navigate – very simple. Powered by Raymarine intuitive lighthouse user interface. Designed for the way boaters think, Raymarine exclusive lighthouse user interface), offers an incredibly easy-to-use navigation experience. Built in CHIRP down vision sonar, which give SS a photo like view of the world beneath your boat, allowing you to image bottom structure with amazing detail and target fish simultaneously.

Available on Amazon for $930

Top Selling Stand-up Paddleboards (SUP

Stand-up paddleboards are growing in popularity as a companion water sport for boaters.


SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (6 Inches Thick) Universal SUP Wide Stance w/Bottom Fin for Paddling and Surf Control | Non-Slip Deck | Youth and Adult (Marine Blue)

The inflatable design and wide, non-slip top deck provides improved stability and balance for kids and adults, making it easy to glide across the surface with ease. More importantly, the PVC body makes it stable while standing but gentle enough that if you fall while learning you won’t hit a hard board on the way down. Great for the lake, ocean, pond or even slow-moving rivers, get your SereneLife paddle board today and hit the water!

​Order Includes: Paddle Board , Coiled Ankle Safety Leash, Oar Paddle, Manual Air Pump, Storage/Carry Bag

Available on Amazon for $370

Top Selling Inflatable Dinghies

Inflatable dinghies are a very popular choice for boaters because of their durability and value.


HydroForce Mirovia Pro 10’10” Inflatable Boat

The Mirovia PRO model is a highly capable inflatable boat and suitable for the most demanding marine activities which the added feature of Marine Grade Aluminum Floorboards for a non-slip surface with extra rigidity, stability and durability. The Mirovia PRO has two possible positions for the bench seat so that you can choose which position is most convenient for the activity. Add to this the fixed buckle for an external outboard engine gas tank, the high pressure keel and you start to realize that this is a highly versatile, functional and capable dinghy that holds its own at great value against the more expensive models.  This inflatable boat includes: aluminum oars, air hammer hand inflation pump, 33′ towrope, durable carrying bag, fixed buckle for oil box, pressure gauge and repair kit. With decades of experience of working with inflatables, Bestway knows how best way to manufacture fabrics and seams to resist the elements. For this reason the boat is covered by a 1 Year Warranty.

Available on Amazon for $630

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Diane Seltzer

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Diane is the founder of as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids Active in the boating industry, Diane has also led the marketing for multiple recreational boating businesses and startups.

1 Comment

  1. 14, 2017

    TC-11 is an extreme corrosion inhibitor and lubricant. It’s a relatively new product, only known in Hawaii and It’s been getting a lot of attention. It’s now available in the mainland of the US. TC-11 is a dialectric, it stays on for years and is not sticky or gummy. It is effective in protection from corrosion.

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