Best Replacement Pontoon Seats and Furniture Options

Pontoon rides are amazing, and a lot of their charm is in the style of these awesome boats.   From time to time you need complete replacement pontoon seats or to make minor changes in your current pontoon furniture arrangement.   Before you replace though, you may want to try to clean your vinyl boat seats with everyday household items.

Picking the right pontoon seats can be a bit overwhelming. You want furniture that’d fit well, be comfortable, sturdy, and look good even under tough weather conditions.  Where can you find the best seats? How to choose the right ones for you? Read on to find out more about this.  

Your Guide to Replacing Pontoon Seats

If you are looking for instruction on how to measure for your replacement pontoon seats or would like to learn how to install the new furniture, please view our Guide to Replacing Pontoon Seats.

Best Pontoon Seat Brands

Below is a brief list of the best pontoon seat brands. Keep in mind your personal and specific needs as you go through different products.

Pontoon Seat BrandSummary
Wise Pontoon SeatsFive decades in business, high-quality seats, biggest selection.
Deckmate Pontoon SeatsFocus on quality with premium marine-grade vinyl.
Leader Accessories Pontoon SeatsA 30-year-old company, high-quality vinyl, and great selection.

Wise Pontoon Seats and Furniture 

The Wise company has been in business for around five decades. It was founded in 1961 by Charles W. Wise. At the time they manufactured seat assemblies, golf carts, farm equipment, pleasure fishing boats, and various similar products. 

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According to Wise; they are the biggest manufacturer of pleasure boat seats in the US, and the world’s leading supplier of all types of seating. They offer a broad range of industrial, outdoor, golf, and marine products.    

Over the years they earned the loyalty of boaters, anglers, and hunters. Their service is premium, and their customer support is very fast.  Below are two of their most popular products.

Best Reviews: Wise Premier Series Pontoon Captains Bucket Seat

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Wise Premier Series Pontoon Captains Bucket Seat, Mocha Java/Mocha Java Punch/Dark Red/Rock Salt
  • High Impact Plastic Rotational Molded Frame
  • UV & Mildew Treated Marine Grade Vinyl
  • High Compression Foam Padding

These seats are sturdy and elegant. They might be a little lacking in comfort, but they make up for that with the high quality of the frame and durable covering material.

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The seat frame is made from high impact plastic, it has comfortable high compression foam padding, and the covering is made from sturdy vinyl. 

Things We Like:

  • It’s UV and mildew resistant
  • Ample dimensions of the seat provide plenty of lounging space 
  • It comes in three elegant colors
  • The supplier has a variety of seats and accessories 

Things We Don’t: 

  • The seat could become less supple after a while
  • A bit pricey

Best Reviews: Wise Premier Series Pontoon 27-Inch Bench Seat

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Wise Premier Series Pontoon 27-Inch Bench Seat, Cushions Only, Mocha Java/Mocha Java Punch/Dark Red/Rock Salt
  • Requires Premier Series Base BM1143-1B-1725 to Complete the Bench Seat
  • Overall Height: 30-Inch, Length: 27-Inch
  • Depth 26-Inch, Seating Depth: 18-Inch

This seat has optimal dimensions, it has a base footprint of 27”x19”x11”, with an overall height of 27”, and 18” of seating depth. It can accommodate several passengers comfortably, and it’s not hard to fit in the pontoon.

Things We Like:

  • Durable material 
  • Sun, rain, and mold resistant
  • Elegant styling
  • Unique design

Things We Don’t: 

  • The base is sold separately
  • Quite expensive

DeckMate Pontoon Seats and Furniture

DeckMate Boat seats started working in 2005. Their core value is giving their customers the opportunity to renovate their boat seats at an affordable cost.  

As a manufacturer with an eye on cutting costs, they sell all their boat seats directly, with no middlemen involved. They also stock and ship all their products from their quarters in Elkhart, Indiana.

They focus on quality proving that selling a budget-friendly product doesn’t have to be at the expense of its form or function.  Below are a couple of their best-reviewed products.

Best Reviews: DeckMate Classic 38″ Pontoon Boat Seats

DeckMate Classic 38" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
  • Free Same Day Shipping. Order Before 4pm EST. We Ship Via FedEx.
  • PontoonStuff Warranty covers all upholstery for 3 years and lifetime on frames.
  • Outstanding Value! Classic styling with superior materials like 30oz vinyl and double top stitching.

This seat is UV and mildew resistant, and it comes in three colors: grey, blue, and charcoal. It’s also very comfortable as it’s padded with soft dense foam. The frame is very sturdy, it doesn’t contain any wood or metal to avoid rotting and rust. 

The lifetime warranty given for the frame is truly admirable, it shows how far the manufacturers stand by their product. It’s also transferable to the next proprietor if the boat or furniture is sold.  

It’s made from durable 30 Oz vinyl, and that’s not the only good quality aspect of the seats. The premium craftsmanship is very evident in the double topstitching, and the frame is made from 100% plastic so it wouldn’t rust or rot. 

Things We Like:

  • Elegant classic styling and fresh colors
  • Includes an enclosed base for storage
  • Contains drain channels

Things We Don’t:

  • It’s not bolted to the floor so it might be a bit unstable

Best Reviews: DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats

DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
  • Free Same Day Shipping. Order Before 4pm EST. We Ship Via FedEx.
  • PontoonStuff Warranty covers all upholstery for 3 years and lifetime on frames.
  • Outstanding Value! Classic styling with superior materials like 30oz vinyl and double top stitching.n

This is another amazing seat from Deckmate, it’s pretty much a reservoir that doubles as a pontoon seat. All it takes is just flipping the back. It’s made from the trademark 30 Oz vinyl, and protective coatings that keep it in good condition for a long time.    

It can be used as a cooler, a storage depot for dry food, or just extra storage. It’s lightweight, and it can be positioned anywhere, as it measures about 33”x17”, with a total height of 33”. It also has a drain at the bottom, so if you use it as a cooler, you can, later on, get rid of any residual water.    

Things We Like:

  • Small size
  • Premium marine grade vinyl and sun top
  • Easily movable
  • The frame is fully plastic so it wouldn’t rust or rot

Things We Don’t:

  • The backrest is a bit hard. 

Leader Accessories Pontoon Boat Seats and Furniture

They’ve been in the market for more than thirty years. They have outdoor sports enthusiasts, boaters, and riders needs covered. Leader Accessories manufacture a broad range of outdoor products, and they sell them directly to their customers. 

Their product range includes marine, RV, hunting, camping, cycling, and auto gear. They also make home and garden machines. All their lines are offered at affordable prices. 

The materials they use in production are of superior quality, and so they are very durable. Their customer service is quite dependable, and purchased items are swiftly shipped to the client. 

Best Reviews: Leader Accessories Pontoon Captains Bucket Boat Seat

Leader Accessories Pontoon Captains Bucket Seat Boat Seat (White/White Piping)
  • Seat Dimension: 19.5"H *22"L* 21.5"D
  • High impact injection molded plastic frame
  • Plush foam padding covered with heavy-duty marine grade vinyl

This Captain seat has a nice design, very good finishing, and it comes in several styles, so it can easily fit your setup and personal preferences.

Its size is optimal with approximate dimensions of 20”x20”x22”. It’s made from high impact injection molded plastic frame, so it has very high strength, and the padding is plush foam covered by marine-grade vinyl.  

Things We Like:

  • Moderately priced
  • Compact and easy to fit in the boat
  • Comes in several colors so it can be matched with existing seats

Things We Don’t:

  • Seat swivel and pedestal aren’t supplied with the seat
  • Not very easy to install
  • The backside isn’t as comfortable as similar brands

Best Reviews: Leader Accessories Pontoon Captains Bucket Seat White/Taupe

Leader Accessories Pontoon Captains Bucket Seat Boat Seat White/Taupe
  • Seat Dimension: 21.5"Hx21"Wx23.5"D
  • High impact injection molded plastic frame
  • Plush foam padding covered with heavy-duty marine grade vinyl

This seat is a bit wider than the previous captain seat, with approximate dimensions of 22”x22”24”. It has a different design, more flowing lines, and a dual-color of white and taupe. 

Things We Like:

  • Stylish design and contrasting tones
  • Easy to place in the boat
  • Good materials

Things We Don’t:

  • Seat swivel and pedestal need to be purchased separately
  • Needs some assistance with the installation

What to Look For in a Replacement Pontoon Seat?

To make sure you’re buying the best in the market, and the seats that would give you the most value, here are a few points to take into consideration.

Aesthetics

First impressions are very powerful, and you can allow yourself to make a choice based on looks. All the objects that we use need to perform well and look good, especially the ones we’re constantly around. This becomes even more important if that object has a decorative aspect.

Designers who balance form and function usually make products that are good inside and out. I’ve seen this so many times, and now it’s my solid belief. 

Variety

Some pontoon furniture manufacturers focus on one type of seat, like a captain’s seat for example. Other vendors make a whole range of seats. 

Variety in the offered pontoon seats allows you to mix and match your set up, and also to fit the furniture neatly in the space you have. Being forced to purchase higher or lower quality furniture shouldn’t be a choice. The same applies to colors, sizes, and materials. 

Look for a company that’s passionate about this business, and they’d have sufficient experience to offer you what you need and more. 

Material

The material used for marine upholstery is very different from that used for the sofa inside your living room, and that covering your garden set. 

It needs to be waterproof, durable, easy to clean, and it should withstand the rough side of the elements. 

Here are some of the materials suitable for this job

Vinyl 

This is the oldest material used in covering boating furniture. That’s because of its affordable cost, and general toughness. 

In recent times, vinyl changed a little. Vinyl now has an extra protective layer that extends its lifespan and keeps the harsh weather effect at bay. 

It comes in more colors now, so you can have a wider spectrum to choose from. It also developed into different finishes that make it look more stylish and modern.  

Laminate

This is a lovely material for a pontoon seat. It’s waterproof, sunproof, sturdy, and it can be stylized to look like canvas. 

Additional coatings can make it anti-static and anti-bacterial. In addition, it’s also resistant to friction and fire. This aspect is of very high value on a boat. 

Mesh 

Mesh fabric is a homey cover for your pontoon seats. It’s a bit unusual though. That’s because it’s not fully waterproof, but it dries up very quickly. Mesh fabric is a derivative of PVC, and as a flexible material, it comes in many colors and textures.  

Installation 

The best-case scenario here is getting pontoon seats that’d be easy to install, require little to no professional help, are delivered complete with any required assembly parts, and they can be removed easily if the need arises.  

Price

Good budgeting of your renovation project is paramount to getting satisfying results. In other words, it’s important to compare the listed price of the seats, but also note the not so clear expenses that might be needed. 

For example, some seats have the option of an added cup holder, but it’s not included in the listed price. As a result, you might want to explore all these possibilities as well.  

The higher prices do not always reflect the quality of the products. This is I lesson I learned the expensive way! 

Warranty

Good products quite often come with warranty agreements two years and up. If a company stands by what it manufactures, that’s usually a good sign. 

Wrap Up and Explore More Replacement Pontoon Seats

The choice between the Wise and the Deckmate pontoon chairs isn’t easy. If I have to choose, I’d go for the DeckMate Classic Pontoon Boat Seats

The price is certainly a deciding factor, but there’s also the lifetime warranty, enclosed storage areas, and elegant style. All this plays more in favor of DeckMate. 

I hope this has helped you to decide which brand of pontoon chairs you like best!

28″, 38″, and 55″ Replacement Seats

DeckMate Classic 38" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium 55" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 38" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium 55" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$298.99
$499.99
$259.99
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DeckMate Classic 38" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 38" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$298.99
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DeckMate Premium 55" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium 55" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$499.99
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DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Boat Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$259.99
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Captains Chair Replacement Seats

Seamander Captains Chair Pontoon Boat seat -S1040 Series
Wise 8WD015-6-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Adjustable Height Pedestal and Seat Slide
Wise 8WD015-3-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Cushions and Mounting Plate
Leadpro Pontoon Captains Bucket Boat Seat Boat Chair (White w/Blue Piping)
DeckMate Plush Folding Boat Seats (White & Blue)
Seamander Captains Chair Pontoon Boat seat -S1040 Series
Wise 8WD015-6-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Adjustable Height Pedestal and Seat Slide
Wise 8WD015-3-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Cushions and Mounting Plate
Leadpro Pontoon Captains Bucket Boat Seat Boat Chair (White w/Blue Piping)
DeckMate Plush Folding Boat Seats (White & Blue)
$174.99
$190.00
$94.99
$185.99
$79.99
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Seamander Captains Chair Pontoon Boat seat -S1040 Series
Seamander Captains Chair Pontoon Boat seat -S1040 Series
$174.99
Wise 8WD015-6-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Adjustable Height Pedestal and Seat Slide
Wise 8WD015-6-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Adjustable Height Pedestal and Seat Slide
$190.00
Wise 8WD015-3-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Cushions and Mounting Plate
Wise 8WD015-3-710 Standard Pilot Chair with Cushions and Mounting Plate
$94.99
Leadpro Pontoon Captains Bucket Boat Seat Boat Chair (White w/Blue Piping)
Leadpro Pontoon Captains Bucket Boat Seat Boat Chair (White w/Blue Piping)
$185.99
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DeckMate Plush Folding Boat Seats (White & Blue)
DeckMate Plush Folding Boat Seats (White & Blue)
$79.99
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Lean Back Replacement Pontoon Seats

DeckMate Premium Left Pontoon Lean Back Seats (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium Right Pontoon Lean Back Seat (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium Left Pontoon Lean Back Seats (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium Right Pontoon Lean Back Seat (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$279.99
$279.99
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DeckMate Premium Left Pontoon Lean Back Seats (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium Left Pontoon Lean Back Seats (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
$279.99
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DeckMate Premium Right Pontoon Lean Back Seat (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium Right Pontoon Lean Back Seat (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$279.99
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28″, 30″, and 36″ Corner Pontoon Seats

DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Corner Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium 30" Bow Radius Corner Seat (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium Large 36" Bow Corner Seat (Ivory/Burgundy/Tan)
DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Corner Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium 30" Bow Radius Corner Seat (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium Large 36" Bow Corner Seat (Ivory/Burgundy/Tan)
$299.99
$429.99
$429.99
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DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Corner Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic 28" Pontoon Corner Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$299.99
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DeckMate Premium 30" Bow Radius Corner Seat (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
DeckMate Premium 30" Bow Radius Corner Seat (Ivory/Tan/Beige)
$429.99
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DeckMate Premium Large 36" Bow Corner Seat (Ivory/Burgundy/Tan)
DeckMate Premium Large 36" Bow Corner Seat (Ivory/Burgundy/Tan)
$429.99
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Swingback and Flip Flop Replacement Seats

DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium Pontoon Flip Flop Seats (Ivory/Green/Tan)
DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Premium Pontoon Flip Flop Seats (Ivory/Green/Tan)
$299.99
$369.99
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DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
DeckMate Classic Swingback Pontoon Seats (Gray/Blue/Charcoal)
$299.99
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DeckMate Premium Pontoon Flip Flop Seats (Ivory/Green/Tan)
DeckMate Premium Pontoon Flip Flop Seats (Ivory/Green/Tan)
$369.99
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