The Top 5 Boat Dock Accessories for 2021 - Boat Dock Bench
The Top 5 Boat Dock Accessories for 2021 - Boat Dock Bench


The boating lifestyle is about more than spending time in the water. It’s also about hanging out on your stationary boat dock. Your boat dock is a great place to have fun, relax, and enjoy the water. You can enhance that enjoyment by picking up some dock accessories. The top five dock accessories for 2021 will be the perfect addition to your stationary dock.

1.  Benches

Socializing is always fun on a stationary boat dock, and it’s even better when people have a place to sit. Dock benches are expected to be a hot item in 2021. There are two things to keep in mind when purchasing a bench for your boat dock. First, you need to buy one that can be attached to the dock, so it doesn’t end up in the water. Second, it should easily attach to the side of the dock, so it doesn’t get in the way when you aren’t using it. That way, you won’t lose dock space after you add the bench. If you buy a bench with these features, you’re sure to get more out of your dock in 2021.

2.  Retractable Dock Ladders

Dock ladders are a welcome addition to any stationary dock. Once you install a ladder, you can go swimming with ease. Not all dock ladders are created equal, though. Retractable ladders that slide above the waterline when not in use will be a popular choice in 2021. Sliding the ladder above the waterline will reduce its exposure to the water, meaning it will last longer.

3.  Grills and Mats

Boaters are excited about spending time with others during this boating season. Many want to combine their love of grilling and boating by adding a grill to their dock. Of course, you don’t want to get grease on your dock since that could lead to a dangerous fall. It can also damage your dock, forcing you to make expensive repairs. That’s why it’s so important to get a grill mat for your boat dock. You can place it under the grill, and it will catch the grease for you. Then you’ll need to wash it off, and it will be ready for your next grilling adventure. Don’t be surprised if you turn into a grilling master after setting up your grill and mat on your boat dock. Grilling and boating go together, and you’ll find yourself using your grill more than you expected. It could become your go-to weekend activity in 2021. 

4.  Kayak and Paddleboard Racks

When looking at boating dock accessory trends for 2021, you’ll notice that lots of people are adding kayak and paddleboard racks to their docks in 2021. These racks make it easy to store kayaks and paddleboards on stationary boat docks. You can mount the rack to the dock and then keep your paddleboard and kayak handy. These racks can even hold paddles, so you’ll have everything you need in one place. These racks have an unexpected benefit as well. When you add such a rack, you’re likely to get more use out of your paddleboard and kayak. It’s great exercise and so much fun, so you’ll love the easy access a rack provides. 

5.  Solar Deck and Pathway Lights

Many boaters have already picked up the solar deck and pathway lights for the 2021 season, and more will likely follow their lead. Weatherproof deck and pathway lights are a hit season after season because they are so beneficial. They help boaters stay safe by lighting their path and add ambiance to the dock. Solar lights are also preferred because they don’t require professional installation. You can set up the lights yourself, without contacting an electrician. It’s an easy upgrade, so add some dock lighting in 2021.

Shopping for Boating Accessories

The top five boating accessories for 2021 are sure to be a hit for all boaters. Tommy Docks offers these boat dock accessories so that you can stock up today. Along with boat dock accessories, Tommy Docks is a top choice for dock hardware, complete dock packages, and so much more.

While many customers choose an existing layout when purchasing a dock package from Tommy Docks, we can even design a custom layout just for you. Fill out the form, and we will create a custom boat dock layout, or contact us about our other options. We are excited about working with you to help you get the most out of your stationary boat dock in 2021 and beyond. 

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