Inspirational Yacht Upgrades You’re Going to Want
From adding solar power to new smart options, there are a variety of yacht upgrades worth considering. At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, we see a large variety of yachts in our marina, and each one is unique. Customizing your boat is a great way to add value, increase its longevity, and fall in love with it all over again! Below, we will cover some of our favorite upgrades available for those seeking to add some utility to their yacht.
7 Yacht Upgrades We Love
1. Solar Power
Did you know you can add solar power to your yacht? For those that are more environmentally conscious and interested in looking for a cheaper electrical alternative, solar power is a great choice. Solar panels can power batteries, LEDs, and even TVs. And in Florida, there is plenty of sunshine to power the panels!
2. Seat Covers
With the amount of time yacht seats sit in the sun and the water damage they can take on, it’s no wonder that they start to crack and fade over the years. Covers can keep seats clean and protected from the elements in order to increase the length of their life. Getting seat covers can help you keep your yacht in proper shape. Want to splurge even more? Consider reupholstering the seats.
3. Smart Options
As technology gets better, more and more smart options hit the market for yachts. There’s Bluetooth, fish finders, GPS systems, and even voice-activated stereo systems – all of which will increase the value of your yacht while boosting your enjoyment. Plus, your friends and family will love the convenience of extra tech!
While boat lighting years ago was not the best, many options have come out that are brighter and last longer. LEDs aren’t just for the home – they can benefit your yacht too. Strip lighting is a great way to fit in and around the different aspects of your boat in order to illuminate everything.
5. Replace Deck Carpet
As with anything, after many years of wear and tear, a boat’s carpet needs to be replaced. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to carpeting, but it’s important to pick one that is of good quality and feels comfortable under your feet.
6. Boat Fridge/Ice Maker
Increase your on-deck value with a new ice maker or fridge to keep your lunch and drinks nice and cool. The convenience of having a fridge on your boat can increase your overall boat value as well. This also makes it much easier to store perishable goods on board for a longer time.
7. Bimini Top
To protect you from the summer heat and impromptu storms, consider upgrading to a Bimini top! These covers are easily stored and installed and don’t hamper visibility for the driver. Additionally, a Bimini top can lengthen the life of the yacht with the protection it provides.
Keep Your Budget & Personal Needs as Your Priority
When thinking about which upgrades to make to your boat, weigh the pros and cons of each option. Think about how it can help or improve the longevity of your yacht, as well as the convenience it might provide you. With so many upgrades to choose from, make sure you do your research to get the best products and installation!
Looking for the perfect place to store your yacht while upgrading your social life? Learn about membership options at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.