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Boat Riding: A Guide to Boat Seats

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Through the years, boat riding has become a viral leisure activity mainly due to the excitement people gain when travelling on a boat. To fully appreciate a pleasant boat ride, certain conditions need to be fulfilled including; comfortable boat seats, safeness of the boat, etc. Everyone likes to take part in an enjoyable boat ride, thus the presence of comfortable boat seats is an absolute must!

There are several types of boat seats available, and the best way to determine which seat will work best is to consider what the main purpose of the boat will be. The most popular types of boat seats are swivels, leaning posts, captain’s seats and boat bench seats.

Swivel Seats

You often see swivel seats on fishing boats, and they generally have a seat hole pattern to connect them onto. Swivel seats are great because they flip 360 degrees, they’re removable, self-oiling and fit most seat hole patterns. Most swivel seats are designed with E-coated to resist corrosion along with non-caustic poly swivel bearings.

Leaning Posts

Leaning post seats are most often used for the centre support of boats; they can perform as a seat, bench or leaning post. These seats also come with cohesive hand and foot rails as well as four fishing rod holders. Most have optional removable backrests and thick cushions for comfort.

Captain’s Chairs

Captain’s chairs are generally made for flybridge or centre console use. There are plenty varieties of UES marine seats that fit in the captain chair category that are heavy-duty and premium quality. Captain chairs have soft armrests on anodised aluminium mounting supports and foot supports, thick cushions and ultraviolet radiation synthetic resin construction on the tops of the seats.

Boat Bench Seats

Boat bench seats are very stylish and often seen on fishing boats and several recreational boats. When it comes to boat bench seats, your comfort level hits an all-time high because the seats are well cushioned, and they also have a cargo hold underneath.

Comfort on a boat is a necessity, but when considering the safety of a boat, a boat rider expects to have a boat with a very less probability of sinking. On most boats, bilge pumps are used to clear away nuisance water from the bilges and provide extra time to deal with an emergency.  Generally, bilge pumps are a boat owner’s first line of defence against sinking.