Marine News from the Great Lakes

Elevate Your Pontoon With New Parts From Boat Outfitters

Published: Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally limited or non-existent.

Boat Outfitters is changing the game when it comes to pontoon entertaining with their new line of products that mount into the back of typical lounge backrest seats. Now, pontoon boat owners and builders can mount a drawer unit, tilt out a trash can, tackle unit, or even a wine storage cabinet - all recessed flush to their lounge seats.

Perhaps the most exciting new product is a lounge backrest-mounting folding table. This enables an “on-demand” countertop and entertaining space without fumbling to find your old pedestal table. There is also an optional serving tray that sets and locks onto the table. The tray makes it perfect for all beverages and includes a serving platter area for your favorite snacks. Load the tray up at the house, carry it down to the boat, lock it in place, and you’re ready for a great day on the water!

“We saw a huge opportunity to add a tremendous amount of functionality to an area that’s typically completely underutilized,” says says Pat Brown, president of Boat Outfitters. “Some pontoons have pop-up changing rooms in that area, but from our experience these are rarely, if ever, used. The response from all major pontoon builders has been fantastic and you’ll soon begin to see these products on 2020 model pontoon boats.”

If you’re not in the market for a new boat, but would love to add these to your pontoon, these upgrade items are available now at and are a great retrofit item. Models are already designed to fit the common lounge backrests for most major pontoon builders, making the project easier and more affordable than you might expect. 

Visit today and find out how you can take your pontoon boat to the next level!


This article first appeared in the Year End Issue (Nov/Dec) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Accessories, Furniture, Inland Boating, Retrofitting

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