13 Best Pontoon Accessories and Storage Hacks for 2020

The best pontoon accessories and storage hacks for 2020 can make the boating experience for you and your guests much more enjoyable. These space-saving and organizational accessories will give you more room on your pontoon and keep things tidy.

Below we feature pontoon bimini storage racks, a great snap tool for stubborn snaps, a great air pump, waterproof bags, utility bins, smart fishing rod storage hangers, and much much more. Whether you are storing a stand-up paddleboard or kayak, adding a place to put your favorite beverage, trying to keep towels dry, just freeing up space on the floor, these must-have best pontoon accessories and storage hacks should be a great start.

Updated for 2020 with More Great Pontoon Hacks and Accessories

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1. Bimini Top Pontoon Storage Bag

This bimini storage bag by Savvy Craft is great for keeping the floor and seats clear of extra items that aren’t always in use.

What we like:

  • Made of durable 600-denier lightweight polyester
  • Large bag size: 37″ W x 20″ D x 6″ H
  • Can hold up to 6 Type II life jackets
  • It’s UV treated and water-resistant
  • Easily mounts to most bimini tops and pontoon tops.
  • It is designed to hold Type II life jackets and lots of other gear.
  • It has two zippered compartments and three mesh pockets to organize your gear.
  • The stretch cord zig-zags across the bottom for easy access to towels, rain gear or other items.
  • Has a one-year factory limited warranty

I was able to fit 5 life jackets in there, probably could get more in there if I wanted to, but it’s not warranted for the size boat that I have. The bag has a lot of pockets on the outside for miscellaneous items. The straps are long and will most likely fit most t-top.

-Recent User Review
SavvyCraft T-top Hard Top Boat Life Jacket Storage Bag housing up to 6 Life Jackets
  • Color: Black, Bag Size: 37" W x 20" D x 6" H hold up to 6 Type II life jackets
  • Made by durable 600-denier polyester UV treated and water-resistant
  • Easily mount to most T-Tops, bimini tops and pontoon tops. Designed to hold Type II life jackets and lots of other gear.

2. Pontoon Boat Cover Snap Tool

When you have an older pontoon boat cover that has perhaps shrunk a little bit and you have trouble snapping it to the button, this tool by Ironwood Pacific should really help you out. It’s a great aid putting on and taking off older rusted snaps.

What we like:

  • This tool has dual stainless steel blades for snapping and unsnapping your canvas
  • It has an easy-to-grip rubberized handle
  • This snap tool comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Works on rusted and corroded snaps in addition to a shrunken canvas
  • It comes with lube that stays exactly where you need it

This tool is easy to use and makes snapping the two stubborn snaps a breeze. I wish I’d had this when we owned our previous boat since we had two snaps that never quite reached. The lubricant has helped as well. I also used the lubricant on the telescoping boat ladder. After putting the lubricant on the ladder, it slides in and out much more easily.

-Top Snapper User
Top-Snapper Canvas Snap Tool with 0.60-ounce Snap Lube Combo
  • Makes snapping and unsnapping your boat canvas easy
  • 2 stainless steel blades for both inside and outside snaps
  • Works on corroded snaps and shrunken canvas

3. 120v Air Pump for Inflatables

You’ll need a 120v air pump for all of your inflatable tubes, kayaks, water islands, and iSUPs and WOW has one of the best on the market.

What we like:

  • Superfast inflation for large and even commercial grade inflatables
  • Perfect for towable tubes, water pads, lake islands, airbeds, lounges, boats, and other large inflatables
  • 3.0 PSI high-pressure pump, 120 Volt, 680 Watt, 800Liter / minute
  • The 12-foot power cord allows for plenty of space from the wall
  • Includes 5 universal valve adapters
  • Inflation and deflation hookups included with long reinforced flexible accordion hose design
  • The WOW air pump comes with a one year warranty

I had no problem inflating our tube for pulling people behind the boat. It really packs in the air so there aren’t soft spots. I do have a hand pump to “top off” the fill but didn’t need it. Very impressed.

-Amazon User Review
WOW World of Watersports 16-4000, Mega Max 120 Volt Electric Air Pump, 12 Foot Cord, High Pressure
  • Fast inflation for large regular and commercial grade inflatables , great for towable tubes, islands, airbeds, lounges,...
  • 3.0 PSI High pressure pump, 120 Volt, 680 Watt, 800Liter / minute
  • 12 foot power cord, 5 universal valve adapters


4. Waterproof Dry Bag

This handy waterproof bag by Mountain Splash is perfect for keeping your valuables dry while on the boat, kayak, or really anywhere on the lake. You’ll have peace of mind when storing your phone or wallet on the boat.

What we like:

  • A great place for your personal items like phone, camera, and documents so they are safe and sound while boating.
  • Entirely waterproof, which means it’s a great gift for sailing, boating, kayaking, fishing, and camping!
  • The 5L/10L/20L dry storage bags feature a comfortable handle and shoulder strap so that you can easily carry it with you on your outdoor adventures!
  • This floating bag will always float if it slips overboard. Just make sure you leave a small amount of extra room for air in your wet dry bag and rest assured your possessions will stay above water!

Are you like hiking and boating? You must buy this waterproof bag. I recommend.

-Travel More Review
Waterproof Dry Bag 5L/10L/20L-Water Resistant Lightweight Backpack with Handle-Floating Dry Storage Ocean Bag Keeps Gear Impervious to Water-Perfect for Kayaking, Boating, Birthday Gift, Vacation.
  • ✔️PROTECT YOUR VALUABLE ITEMS WITH OUR WATERPROOF DRY BAG: Make sure your personal items, phone, camera and documents are...
  • ✔️PERFECT FOR MANY ACTIVITIES: This dry bag backpack is entirely waterproof, which means it’s a great gift for sailing,...
  • ✔️AWESOME GIFT IDEA: Got a friend that is into water sports and needs a dry ocean bag. Present them with this and...

5. Waterproof Duffel Bag

The Gonex 60L waterproof duffel is super a durable travel dry duffle bag that is perfect for kayaking, boating, rafting, fishing, and lake adventure. Bigger than the tote mentioned above for more storage and a great means of keeping stuff dry.

What we like:

  • Made of high strength PVC and 100% waterproof.
  • Nylon zip pocket with some outlets is designed to hold wet clothes, shoes, towels, equipment, etc. and excess water will be discharged naturally from these outlets.
  • Straps for easy carrying and access.
  • Perfect for most outdoor activities, such as kayaking, boating, rafting, fishing, diving, and other lake adventures.
  • 1-year Warranty

This heavy duty bag is great for water sports enthusiasts. I purchased this for taking small boat excursions but I think I’m going to use it as my go to beach bag and swim practice bag as well. The outlet on the bottom allows water to drain so I can easily pack the kids’ wet suits and towels in there. 

-Gonex User Review
Gonex 60L Large Waterproof Duffel, Durable Travel Dry Duffle Bag for Kayaking Boating Fishing Outdoor Adventure Light Blue
  • 【100% Waterproof】Completely waterproof. The opening can be closed by hook & loop with easily rolling top. Rolling it 3/4...
  • 【Scientific Design】Back nylon zip pocket with some outlets is designed to hold wet clothes, shoes, towels,etc. Sturdy...
  • 【Three Carrying Ways】Straps on both sides for hands lifting, top handle for hand carrying and adjustable straps for cross...

6. Mountable Pontoon Table

This is a great table for use while you are at the sand bar or tied up. Arnalls pontoon table won’t work well while you are moving but it’s perfect for next to your grill or to place shacks and mixers while at the sandbar. When they come out with one with drink holders, we will be all over it.

What we like:

  • This table uses Arnalls Stainless Steel 7 GA grill brackets
  • The table is 1/2″ 9 ply, thick and is 17.5″ X 23.5″ so it’s lightweight and easy to stow away
  • The birchwood finish is epoxy coated on both sides
  • Placement of the table requires 1.25″ open fence square railing.

Very well built. We are impressed with the quality and the personal touch of the drawings and ability to contact the inventor if needed. Would definitely purchase again and will look at their other products as well!

-Arnalls Table User
Arnalls Pontoon Boat Table - Boat & Marine Grill Accessory – Perfect for Pontoon Boats - Stainless Steel Bracket Set Table - Pontoon Accessory - Utility Bar
  • Mount this table next to your Arnalls grill - Search Amazon "Arnalls grill" for a great grill!
  • This table uses Arnalls Stainless Steel 7 GA grill brackets
  • Table is 1/2" 9 ply, thick and is 17.5" X 23.5" - Lightweight and easy to stow away

7. Multi-Purpose Weather Resistant Utility Boating Storage Bag

A great multi-purpose storage bag that will be attached to any open bar on your boat. I can be used like a second center console storage area or you can line it and use it as trash or recycle bin.

What we like:

  • Ideal for adding storage for valuables on your boat.
  • Durable 600 denier fabric with heavy-duty Velcro.
  • The heavy-duty water-resistant liner is easily removable, washable and reusable
  • Sturdy #10 zippers and swivel plastic D-ring clip for adjustable straps
  • DIMENSIONS: Standard 13×13.5×14 in; junior 12x10x10.5 in
  • The “Caddycan storage bag will help you become more organized at work, recreation or even at home. Designed for people who love outdoor travel and recreational experiences.”

Probably the most underrated but necessary product you’ll buy for your boat! 

-Caddycan User Review
Caddycan Portable Multi-Purpose Weather Resistant Utility Boating and Camping Storage Bag, Marine Blue
  • CADDYCAN: The Caddycan is 13 x 13.5 x 14 Inch, Whatever your outdoor lifestyle experience, this multi-purpose recreation and...
  • FEATURES: Utility mesh pockets, tough, sturdy #10 zippers, Swivel plastic D-ring clip for adjustable straps, and a rubberized...
  • DURABLE: Made from industrial strength 600 denier fabric and premium Velcro. The Heavy-duty water-resistant liner is easily...

8. Fishing Rod Holders with Large Clamp

Don’t step on fishing hooks by storing your rods on these handy fishing rod holders that clamp right onto your rail. Use these for storing your rods upright and while fishing.

What we like:

  • No tools necessary
  • Gives you rod freedom while fishing
  • Keeps rods off the floor of your boat
  • Ther are strong and can withstand a maximum tension up to 110 pounds
  • Made of high quality and eco-friendly material
  • It can be surfaced or rail mounted so it’s great for boats or 2-seater kayaks, includes stainless steel hardware.
  • These fishing rod holders can mount on horizontal or vertical cube rails

I highly suggest these rod holders as the mounting clamp is large and deep to accommodate many types of gunnels.

-Amazon Review
Scotty #284-BK Baitcaster/Spinning Rod Holder w/ #243 Square Rail Mount
  • Holds a baitcaster reel in a cushioned cradle
  • Pistol grip rod butts easily clear the sides of the rod holder for quick rod retrieval
  • Rod can be secured in the holder with a soft latching strap which snaps over the top

9. Simple Pontoon Cockpit Organizer

The Brocraft marine caddy is another simple organizing tool that easily mounts to your pontoon rail.

What we like:

  • Great for phone, fishing gear, wallet, etc.
  • Works for 1-1/4 pontoon boat square rail system

Perfect for the pontoon!

-Brocraft Marine Caddie Review
Brocraft Pontoon Boat Marine Caddy/Pontoon Boat Cockpit Organizer/Square Rail Boat Storage Box/Pontoon Boat Cup Holder
  • Safe and convenient storage for fishing tools, Fishing Gear,cell phone, sunglasses
  • Can be mounted to vertical or horizontal 1-1/4" Square rail
  • Made of UV-stabilized ABS


10. Collapsable Shallow Water Anchor

The Sandshark collapsable shallow water anchor is an awesome tool for your boat. It folds down for easy storage and easy access and works great at the sand bar.

What we like:

  • Easily drills down into the sand with a premium screw auger.
  • Works in most places you take your pontoon, Waverunner, or Seadoo. Never worry about it hitting the beach, rocks, or another watercraft! You can tether off the beach in shallow water with your Sand Shark Anchor.
  • It’s made of high strength plastic with high strength composite resin.

First time using this anchor the other day. I got the bungee cord to go with it. This thing is solid. Could not be more happier with my purchase. The quality was better than expected.

-Sandshark User Review
SandShark New Sport Sand Shallow Water Beach Anchor Boats, Pontoons, PWC, Kayak. Patent Pending Design. Snaps Together, Easy Storage, Easy to Use. 4' Tall. (Sport Anchor)
  • ★ "OH NO OUR BOAT IS DRIFTING AWAY!" You'll never hear that shout again after you use the SandShark Sport Anchor. It drills...
  • ★ PERFECT FOR SHALLOW WATER, BEACH, SHORE, SANDBAR- all the places you want to take your Boat, Pontoon, Waverunner, Yamaha,...
  • ★ DESIGN: Our quality built Sport Anchor is made of high strength, engineering grade plastic with high strength composite...

11. Paddleboard and Kayak Rack

It’s always a better lake adventure when you bring along your kayak or paddleboard. These racks by Suspenz mount right the side of your pontoon and the bands keep them from actually touching the racks.

What we like:

  • “Your SUP will never touch a hard surface when suspended on heavy-duty webbing to protect from dents, scratches, and abrasions.”
  • Made with strong tubing with UV resistant nylon straps
  • No assembly required, easily mounts to any wall and is ready to use
  • Great for indoor and outdoor use

This sup rack is awesome. Very well built and I like that the board sits on the straps and not on the metal.

-Suspenz User Review
Suspenz SUP Kayak Rack
  • Your SUP will never touch a hard surface when suspended on heavy duty webbing to protect from dents, scratches and abrasions
  • Made of powder-coated rectangular steel tubing with UV resistant nylon straps
  • Extends only 10-Inch from wall

12. Beach Towel Clips

Weather on the boat, saving a towel on vacation, or lounging on the dock, these beach towel clips are super useful. They will fit on your 1-1/4″ square pontoon rail too.

What we like:

  • Stainless steel and won’t rust
  • Easy to mount
  • Keep your towels on board
WEBI Beach Towel Clips : |5 Pack | 4.3 Inch | Windproof | Stainless Steel | Chair Clip Clamps Clothes pin Clothespin for Cruise,Boat,Pool Cover,Blanket,Photos, Quilt, Lounge Chair
  • 1.DIMENSIONS: 4.33 inch in length,Please kindly take the detailed image as the standard.
  • 2.DESIGN:Spring on the clips is strong enough to hold your quilt, heavy wet clothes, jeans, etc. It features good ability...
  • 3.MULTI-PURPOSE: You can use WEBI clothes pins and clips keep the pants/ leggings/ skirts/ jacket , etc on the line through...

13. Rust-resistant and Floatable Pontoon Boat Hook

Boat hooks are super useful if they have strong tips, unbendable poles, and strong locks on the extensions. This boat hook by Eversprout has manual clip locks on the extensions that are strong, the hook is sturdy and the poles are sturdy. This hook is very strong compared to many of the others.

Pontoon Boat Hooks Are Very Useful Around the Dock

I’m very happy with this purchase. I use it on my boat when I’m shallow water fishing as well as launching from the dock. It’s made of good quality material and I would definitely buy again.

Eversprout Boat Hook User
EVERSPROUT 7-to-19 Foot Telescoping Boat Hook | Floats, Scratch-Resistant, Sturdy Design | Durable & Lightweight, 3-Stage Anodized Aluminum Pole | Threaded End for Boating Accessories (19 Feet)
  • FLOATING BOAT HOOK UP TO 20+ FEET OF REACH – Included is an Eversprout Extension Pole (6.5 to 18 ft) and Boat Hook (8” x...

14. Inflatable Mattress to Hack Your Pontoon Couches Into a Bed

Hack Your Pontoon Couches Into a Bed
Hack Your Pontoon Couches Into a Bed

Looking for more room to lay down, chill and watch the fireworks while pontooning? Check out this hack. Inflate a twin bed between your couches. We found a great waterproof inflatable bed that works perfectly. Good luck!

Active Era Luxury Twin Size Air Mattress (Single) - Elevated Inflatable Air Bed, Electric Built-in Pump, Raised Pillow & Structured I-Beam Technology, Height 21"
  • OUR MOST ADVANCED AIRBED: Designed with an internal support structure that mimics the design of a regular bed to provide...
  • BUILT-IN ELECTRIC AC PUMP: An integrated easy-to-use AC pump quickly inflates to full firmness in 2 minutes. At the flick of...
  • NECK AND HEAD SUPPORT: A built in ergonomically designed pillow follows the curvature of your neck and spine to provide...

15. A Lightweight and Stowable Privacy Station for Changing In and Out of Your Suit

This privacy station is easy on and easy off and attaches directly to your bimini. It’ll provide much-needed privacy when changing in and out of your bathing suit. It’s easy to store and utilized velcro straps to attach to your bimini.

Vortex Privacy Room/Changing Room, 38" Long, 30" Wide, 69" Tall 1 to 4 Business Day DELIVERY
  • Easy On / Easy Off
  • Provides Much Needed Privacy While Boating
  • Easy to Store

16. Portable Toilet For Those Long Weekends on the Water

The Thetford Porta Potti is an award-winning, top-of-the-line portable toilet, suited for RVs, boats, trucks, vans, healthcare, camping and even off-the-grid lifestyle. It has a sleek, modern, and homelike look and comes with comfortable seat height, increased bowl size, and battery-powered flush.

It is also easy to use and clean with an ergonomic carrying handle, an integrated toilet paper holder, and a tank level indicator.

Odorless and leak-proof, the portable toilet has a sealed valve to prevent odors from escaping and a rotating pour-out spout for emptying the wastewater tank without backsplashes.

Porta Potti White Thetford Corp
  • VERSATILITY: Award-winning, top-of-the-line portable toilet, suited for RVs, boats, trucks, vans, healthcare, camping and...
  • DESIGN: Sleek, modern, and homelike look, Porta Potti Curve comes with a comfortable seat height, increased bowl size, and...
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Easy to use and clean, Curve has an ergonomic carrying handle, an integrated toilet paper holder, and a tank...

17. Highly Rated Gas Can Pump with On/Off Switch

It can be a real hassle holding a heavy gas tank when refuelling your pontoon boat. This pump add-on with conveniend on and off switch take the pain out of adding gas to the tank.

Since 2009, Tera Pump has been pumping innovation into liquid transfer pumps. Through continued innovation and design Tera Pump’s products eliminates the lifting of large, heavy, gas cans and spilling wasted fuel. Their exclusive design makes transferring fuel to cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, boats, mowers and more, painless and hassle-free.

TERA PUMP TRFA01 4 AA Battery Powered Fuel Transfer Pump w/ Flexible Intake hose and No-spill Auto-Stop Nozzle attachable to gas cans and more
  • Rain-Resitant Cover / Transfer to gas can / vehicle/ lawn mower and more!
  • 2.4 Gallons per Min / Use 4 AA batteries (NOT included) / Flexible Intake hose / No-spill Auto-Stop Nozzle
  • Does not fit FMD style Gas Cans / Fits Most North American Fuel Plastic Cans with 3 different sized adapters (included) such...

18. Rod-Runner Pro Fishing Rod Transporter

If you like to fish on your pontoon, consider this fishing rod transporter. Easily carry up to 5 fishing rods in one hand without tangling lines, breaking guides, or damaging expensive rods and reels.

Quickly load the Rod-Runners in SUVs, pickup trucks, cars, boats, even kayaks for unmatched rod and reel protection during transportation.

They are also capable of handling light or heavy fishing tackle! Including spinning reels, bait caster reels, fly fishing reels, surf rods, even large offshore conventional rods!

Rod-Runner Fishing Rod Carrier Pro 5 Portable Rod Rack
  • PROTECTION - Easily carry up to 5 fishing rods in one hand without tangling lines, breaking guides, or damaging expensive...
  • TRANSPORTATION - Quickly load Rod-Runners in SUVs, pickup trucks, cars, boats, even kayaks for unmatched rod and reel...
  • VERSATILITY - Capable of handling light or heavy fishing tackle! Including spinning reels, baitcaster reels, fly fishing...

19. Grab Bar for Getting on and off Your Boat

This 42″ wide aluminum handrail is perfect for assisting guests getting on and off of your boat. The high-quality mill finish aluminum looks great on your dock and the anchor pads will fit perfectly. You can use this around freshwater or saltwater applications.

Marine Fiberglass Direct 42" (H) x 16.5" (W) Aluminum Handrail - Safety Grab Bar - Pools, Hot Tubs, Boats, Decks, Docks
  • 42" Wide Aluminum Handrail
  • High quality 6063-T5 Mill finish aluminum
  • Anchor pads will fit perfectly on a 2x4 on your dock or deck

Final Thoughts on the Best Pontoon Accessories and Storage Hacks

Many of the best pontoon accessories and storage hacks are listed above and more can be found throughout this site. We hope you enjoyed learning about a few of our favorites to make your next lake adventure one of the best.

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