The boating season is in full swing with family and friends enjoying the waterways, planning trips and exploring the rivers, canals and seas! Make sure your boat is ready for holiday action when you need it to be; prepare with items for cooking on your boat and enjoying meals with nautical tableware and boat tables to personal boating equipment such as deck shoes and boat hats to the essential boat toilet accessories and service items.
New products are constantly being developed and introduced to the boating world and many grab our attention! Below is a selection of some of the latest 2017 boating products to hit our shelves. To get the very latest products to be available online visit 'New Online' and explore our online shop for even more boating products!
Enjoy alfresco dining on the banks of the river with the new Iroda O-Grill portable gas BBQ. Choose from two sizes of BBQ and setup your evening dining with an O-Dock table too!
Get closer to the water with an inflatable dinghy, inflatable kayak or rigid tender. From lightweight dinghies that can fit in to the car for beach trips to larger dinghies with built-in engine mounts there are lots of ways to enjoy the water with a small tender.
Getting afloat during the warm summer months is fun for everyone, the Captain controls the vessel with skill, the first mate makes everyone feel welcome, and the crew ensure you set sail and help negotiate locks! Many of us may find ourselves filling all of these positions so get prepared with all the necessary personal boat equipment such as boat shoes, life jackets and sailing gloves to accommodate all that boating can throw at you!
During the season, while out boating, a guide to your waterway is essential, whether it be a River Thames Boating Book, a River Thames Map or book on the adjoining waterways it is always handy to have information at your finger tips. Even though you can generally only go either up or down stream the maps and books guide you to lock locations, hazards, boatyards and mooring locations along the river.
Having fun on the water during the summer is great! BBQ's along the river bank, canoe adventures around lakes and kayaking on the sea are all great adventures. Ensure you are ready for your adventure by preparing early and having all the right safety equipment incase the unthinkable happens. Having boating safety equipment to hand can go some way to preventing serious accidents on the water. Lifejackets, boat hooks, horns, torches, rescue lines and rescue ladders are just the start!
Staying onboard a boat for a period of time, albeit for a long weekend, a few weeks, a couple of months or even more can rely a lot on what happens in the boat galley! Cooking onboard a boat is a lot more fun and effective with all the boat sized equipment you may need to hand including boat cookers, dish drainers, folding cup holders and folding toasters to mention a few!
Installing a boat table to the cockpit area of your boat is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful sunset and calm surroundings whilst drinking a nice bottle of wine and eating a fresh summer salad. A removable cockpit table extends the use of the space onboard by providing your very own private al fresco dining experience.
Staying cool in the Summer is always one of our many objectives. Making sure food stays fresh and the bubbly is chilled is also up there! With our range of 12 volt Boat Fridges you can install a compact fridge or freezer on to your boat with ease. Alternatively you can keep items cool with a 12 volt coolbox which is idea for a day on the river.
One of the beauties of boating these days is that almost all home comforts can be installed on your boat with a little work and inspiration, including everything you may need for a very modern boat toilet cloakroom. Everything from environmentally friendly toilet chemicals, boat sized mini toilet brush and toilet roll holders, to rapidly dissolving toilet paper and toilet servicing kits help keep everything flowing in the right direction!
Stay hydrated this summer with a good fresh drinking water system that is clean and purified to help prevent against bacteria build up in the water system. There are several boat drinking water tank cleaners to flush your water system out and drinking water purifiers that can be popped into a water tank each time you fill up!
Boat canopy hood repair and maintenance is an essential job at this time of the year. The canopy bars will have had some use by now so check that everything is in order for the winter; the canopy still has to work during the autumn months too! Everything from boat canopy clips, canopy pegs, hood slide kits and the latest split jaw canopy clamps are available to help repai or improve boat hood configurations.
It is important to make sure that your boats engine water pump is running correctly and smoothly so that the water can cool the engine down effectively. Replacing the boat engine water pump impeller regularly and keeping a spare on board can go some way to keeping you moving on the water. Replacing seals, gaskets, o-rings and grease we all help keep the water pump running smoothly.