Tips for Decking Out Your Boat Space for the Perfect Day Vacation

Are you planning the perfect getaway out on your boat? The perfect vacation does exist and with some planning beforehand, you can make your day out on the water one to remember.

While the summer is still a couple of months away, there is no reason why you can’t get your boat out on the water right now. Even if the breeze is a bit chilly, we have some tips to help you deck out your boat to help you enjoy the day on the water, whether slightly chilly or perfectly warm and sunny.

Don’t Be Afraid of Throws and Pillows

Nothing can add a nice touch to your boat like adding some creature comforts to make you feel right at home and relaxed.

One of the first things you can do is grab some outdoor-friendly throws to place on the couches and seating areas of the boat. These throws will help achieve relaxation, even when the evening temperatures take a dip or when the wind kicks up.

As you search for the perfect throws, do try to get outdoor throws as they are usually much more resistant to water and sand than traditional throws. Choosing an outdoor throw will allow you to keep it on board without worry about it getting ruined.

In addition to throws, pillows are the perfect accessory. Not only can they add support to your back when sitting or give you a nice place to curl up, they can add a nice touch and feel to your boat. Grab a few different outdoor pillows to bring along with you – we promise, at minimum, your kids will thank you as they make a pillow fort on deck.

To Each Their Own…Towels

One way to make boating fun for everyone and to add a nice little touch is to have a unique towel for everyone. This way, everyone knows which towels is whose and everyone feels special.

You can opt for a theme, monograms, or even simply just let everyone pick out their favorite towel and then keep them on board.

Unique or personalized towels also help keep towels separated when having gatherings out on the water.

Deck Packs

Ever heard of a deck pack? No, well now you have, and they are a really cool idea that we think that you will love.

A deck pack is a pack that contains everything you need to go out on the boat. For example, think of accessories such as sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, towel, etc.

The deck pack can be a small crate or basket – anything that can be carried – and can be personalized for each person. This way, everyone has their own crate that holds their accessories.

Let’s face it – keeping track of what everyone needs is difficult, so don’t be afraid to divvy it up and have everyone keep track of their own things in a deck pack.


If you are not sold on the deck pack idea or you simply do not have the space, don’t worry – there is an option for you too. A caddy is a great way to keep all your swim gear together for everyone in one simple area. You can keep everything related to swimming right here and pull it out when it is time to hop in the water.

Caddies come in different sizes, so you can choose one that fits your needs and space requirements.

Grab Some Great Tunes

You’ll be out on the water for some time and want to enjoy yourself so don’t be afraid to grab some sweet tunes to listen to. You will thank us later.

Do make sure you have an array of different music to alternate through and pique everyone’s interest.

Pack a Picnic Basket

We have said it before and will say it again – ALWAYS BRING SNACKS. Everyone loves food, especially when cruising on the water.

You can make yourself a small picnic basket with some cheese, crackers, and wine for a romantic night cruise or you can simply pack some snacks for the whole family.

Leaving out the food could be a disaster, so do make sure to bring snacks.

Get Out on the Water and Enjoy Your Time

Simply getting out of the house and out on the water will lift your spirits, but the above tips can help make your day on your boat the best it can be.


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