Pontoon boats are the fastest growing segment of boating, and it’s no wonder why—they’re all-around boats that can do everything: fishing, cruising, towing or partying. Outfit your Harris pontoon boat with a variety of accessories and gear to dial in even more fun for the whole family.
One way to start your accessory journey is to work with your Harris dealer to discover custom options and packages when you’re buying your boat. These may include accent lighting, an upgraded sound system, electronics like a fishfinder, powered sport arch, towing pylon or tow bar for water sports, or a Bimini to protect from the elements. You may opt for a pop-up changing room, refrigerator or auto-retracting boarding ladder.
Water skis, wakeboards and towable tubes and lounges will get your kids and guests off the boat and into the water, and they’ll love it. Most Harris models have ample power to pull multiple people on large toys, so don’t hold back.
If you don’t want to go for a tow but want to lounge at the water’s edge, opt for a floating foam pad. Water mats come in sizes from five feet to nearly 20 feet long, and some even have integrated cupholders. They’re a great way to stay cool and have a place for a large number of kids to play safely.
Kids love diving boards. The LilliPad aluminum and stainless board is specifically designed for pontoons and can handle up to 250 pounds.
Maybe you use your pontoon for fishing and want to grill up your fresh catch. Add a rail-mounted grill from Magma to create your on-the-water summer kitchen.
There’s never too much cold storage on a boat, so expand yours with a Yeti cooler. Your beverages will stay cold, and you’ll have an extra seat aboard.
Rods, rod holders, bait and tackle boxes, and a way to keep your catch cool will expand your pontoon-boating horizons.
Fenders, dock lines and an anchor
You may want to take your Harris pontoon to a waterfront restaurant, so you’ll need fenders and dock lines to tie up. If you want to join a raft-up at the sandbar, make sure you have an anchor to hold you in place.
Equipping your pontoon with a Bimini will shelter you and your guests, plus your cockpit and electronics, from rain or excessive sun. A Bimini can be folded down when conditions are good for open-air boating. Read more about Bimini tops for pontoons.
Finally, make sure your pontoon boat is safe and secure. Invest in a good cover to prevent damage and protect it from the sun’s rays. Also, add a trailer lock to guard against theft.
There are a lot of accessories to spice up your pontoon boating experience. Just remember that whatever you add will need to be stored when not in use. In some cases, this can be done onboard but for larger items like floating mats, you may need to find space in your garage. Add whatever makes you happy and gets you out on the water as much as possible. You’ll be glad you did.