Ahoy! 5 Boat Customization Ideas You’ll Love


You finally bought the boat you always wanted. You took the time and learned the necessary maintenance tasks.

After taking it out on the water a few times, though, you find that the boat doesn’t have everything you want. It’s nothing major, but a little boat customization might go a long way. 

You aren’t alone if these ideas pass through your mind occasionally. Plus, why not enhance your boat if you can?

Not sure about the exact enhancements you want? Keep reading for five boat customization ideas that you’ll love.

1. Custom Boat Sign

Naming your boat is one of the great pleasures of boat ownership. It gives you a chance to express yourself or even your love. More than one boat takes its name from a spouse or child.

You can take that meaningfulness another step with a custom boat sign. You can get signs made with traditional wood, sleek steel, or even acrylic. It’s a classy boat decoration.

2. Custom Furnishing

Many people stick with the furnishings that originally came with their boats. They make a few cosmetic changes, but that’s as far as it goes. It’s a missed opportunity.

The furnishings on a boat might not serve your needs well. Maybe you need more storage for longer trips. Fortunately, you can get custom replacements for most furnishings.

3. Audio and Lighting

Many modern boats come with some lighting installed. You can also find them with a sound system. If you plan on entertaining on your boat regularly, you might consider custom light and sound

Selecting your own boat lighting and boat speakers let’s you set exactly the right tone. 

4. Personalized Products

Custom furnishings aren’t the only ways you can make your boat more comfortable. You can also look into personalized products. For example, you might get custom coffee mugs with your boat’s name on it.

If you entertain on the boat, you can get custom napkins. You may also get hats or shirts with the boat’s name on it that visitors can wear while onboard.

5. Artwork 

Keeping art on a boat poses some challenges, but it helps you establish a style. Pieces with classical influences set a reserved tone. Modern pieces set a more open tone. 

Just take care that whatever you bring abroad remains well-secured. The last thing you want is painting coming loose in rough waters. 

Getting the Most Out of Boat Customization

Your level of boat customization will depend a lot on you and your needs. If only plan on spending the occasional weekend on your boat, custom furnishings probably don’t make sense.

By the same token, custom lighting or a boat audio system makes sense if you’ll entertain a lot.

As you consider options, ask yourself how much use or pleasure they’ll provide. If you’ll get a lot of either, it’s likely worth it.

Looking for more boat or transportation tips? Check out some of our other transportation articles. 



Author: Brandon Park