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The 10 Best Boat Fenders & Accessories for 2022

By: Jack Mace: Watersports Buyer | June 8, 2022
 

The devil, as they say, is in the details. Sure, you can go out and have fun with just about any board, behind any boat, but it’s the little accessories and add-ons that make for a fun and unforgettable experience. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best boat accessories, including boat fenders. Sure, a boat fender’s job is simple, it protects the boat from docks or anything else you pull up beside and tie up to. But not all boat fenders are created equal, and fenders, as well as the boats they protect, have come a long way in the last few years. The best boat fenders are designed to work well with modern hull shapes and ride securely with no rubbing or damage. They’re easier to deploy and bring in than traditional fenders as well, with less likelihood of jammed knots and flapping fenders.

New This Year:

We’ve also included other important boat accessories on this list. They might not be fenders, but they fit the same general description: they make taking your boat out easier and safer. So, from safety flags to guides, lines, and bumpers, this list has a little bit of everything. Don’t neglect the details until you’re pulled up to the ramp and realize you’re not prepared. Instead, get ahead of the rush and grab everything you need off this list before you head to the lake for endless summer fun.

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Proline x evo Safety Flag

Don't leave the dock without your best friend. The exclusive Proline x evo Safety Flag stays on top and visible to keep you safe, and let the people know you're all about evolution, communication, and gettin' rad. This flag is affordable and easy to forget, but adds a huge margin of safety anytime you’re playing on the water.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Safety FlagFloats$9.99

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Hyperlite Trailer Boat Guides

The new Hyperlite Trailer Boat Guides guide your boat safely onto the trailer so you don't have to. Well, almost. You're still responsible for getting your boat onto the trailer but the forgiving, canvas-covered construction makes your job a heck of a lot easier. Protect your gelcoat while repping your favorite wake brand this summer with the Hyperlite Trailer Boat Guides. The Hyperlite Trailer Boat Guide is an affordable investment in the long-term safety and finish of your boat, that pays off big time.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Trailer GuideCanvas Covered$59.99

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Hyperlite Boat Bumpers

Just like everything else they engineer, Hyperlite's bumpers are so cool you might be tempted to ride around the lake with them hanging out. But don't do that. Just snag the Hyperlite Boat Bumpers and protect your craft with their superior inflatable technology this summer. Protect your boat in style with the Hyperlite Boat Bumpers.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Inflatable bumperCollapses for storage$34.99

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Hyperlite Rope Bungee Boat Dock Tie

Secure your most valuable asset with the Hyperlite Rope Bungee Boat Dock Tie. Thanks to its solid bungee construction, when you come back tomorrow your boat will be just as ready to play as you are. The Hyperlite Rope Bungee helps you sleep soundly, knowing your boat is in good hands.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Dock TieBungee Construction$21.99

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Mission Sentry Boat Fender

Swoop on a fender that actually fits and matches your boat thanks to the Mission Sentry Boat Fender! An innovative solution to modern small boat protection, the Sentry protects your boat both above and below the rub rail, requires a total of 0 knots to attach, and is incredibly easy to adjust and adapt. Now that's innovation! And, even better, it comes in four colors so you can be sure to match any boat’s paint scheme.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Boat FenderNo knot design$72

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Ronix 6 Adjustable Bungee Boat Dock Tie

The Ronix 6' Adjustable Bungee Boat Dock Tie is adjustable in length from 3 ft to 6 ft. That means it can keep your boat secure in just about any docking layout.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Dock tieAdjustable design$34.99

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Ronix Happy Hour Boat Bumper

Thanks to the Ronix Happy Hour Boat Bumper, the dock's got nothing on your whip. It’s an affordable, durable bumper that keeps your boat protected and is easy to stow and deploy.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Boat bumperInflatable$34.99

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Mission Titan Boat Fender

The Mission Titan Boat Fender is your last line of defense during busy tie-ups and all-day outings. Using the same double reinforced nylon construction as the most demanding naval applications, you can rest easy knowing your boat is safe from dings and scratches. This high-end fender is designed to protect your boat from all the unknowns that haunt overnight dock storage.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Boat FenderInflatable$299

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Ronix Trailer Boat Guides

The Ronix Trailer Boat Guides protect your boat trailer guides and your boat from getting scuffed up. Endorsed by boaters of The Brailler Aquatic Association. These boat guides are a no-brainer of a purchase, they make your life easier, and protect your boat’s finish.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Trailer GuideDurable construction$44.99

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Mission 38x10 Dock Line

Keep your vessel secure with the Mission 3/8" x 10' Dock Line. Every boat needs a dock line, why not buy one you can trust for years down the road with the Mission Dock Line.

TypeSpecial FeaturesOriginal Price
Dock LineSpliced 10” eye$15

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The Selection Process:

Our wake buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things watersports stemming from years of experience in the watersports industry in tandem with their countless hours out in the water catching waves behind the boat or ripping at the cable park. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jack Mace

I grew up on the north end of Lake Washington and was surrounded by watersports enthusiasts who all had an immense passion for any activity done on the water. My dad has also worked in the boating industry my whole life, so those two factors were the main building blocks that shaped my love for the industry from a young age.

After attending Western Washington University, I moved back to the Seattle area and worked as a sailing instructor for a number of years at my cousin’s rental shop on Lake Union before joining the evo family in 2012.

At evo, I started out on the customer service team and worked my way onto the merchandising team which gave me the opportunity to integrate my passion and love for the water into a career as the Watersports Buyer. I still reside in the Seattle area with my wife Katie and two sons, Wes and Carter.