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Boat Seats: 5 Seats Worthy of Captains

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Boat seats are a little like shoes. As long as they're comfortable, functional, and in relatively good condition, we tend not to think much about them. But the fact remains, we spend a great deal of time in them, and their condition has a direct impact on our day. When it’s time to replace them, it’s all we can think about. For those responsible for piloting a boat, the "captain's" chair must be comfortable. It also has to be the right fit for the craft. Let’s take a look at five different types of boats and the seats that are popular on them.

Bass boat seats for sale

Bass Boats: The standard bucket seat is the go-to choice amongst bass boat owners. These boats tend to be rugged and austere by nature. They’re small, lightweight, and almost all deck and storage. That’s because they’re designed for one sole purpose – bass fishing. Bass boat owners aren’t looking to entertain guests, water ski, or go joyriding. Rather, they’re looking to find the perfect spot to fish, often navigating locations that larger, heavier boats just can’t go. The Wise Blast-off Bass Boat Bucket Seat 2-Unit Set is the perfect fit for this situation. Their low price, durable materials, and compact size get you to where you want to go without getting in your way once you’re there.

Back to back seats for sale

Cruisers & Runabouts: While a back-to-back seat may not fit the traditional image of what a captain’s seat should look like, make no mistake, it has earned its place on this list. The Wise Contemporary Back-to-Back Seats and Base can serve simultaneously as a captain’s seat, a passenger’s seat, and a storage compartment. It’s easy to see why this design is so popular among cruiser and runabout owners who enjoy spending time on the water with their families but have to work around limited space on these smaller crafts.

Fishing boat seats for sale

Fishing Boats: The traditional “multi-purpose” fishing boat is the larger and heavier cousin of the bass boat. While they are also primarily designed for the purpose of fishing, as stated its namesake, they do have more space, allowing for more options when it comes to seating. A popular choice for a captain’s chair on fishing boats is the Wise Folding Seat. There are low, mid, and high back options. They also come in different widths. Their durability and comfort make the trip enjoyable, but they can conveniently fold down to get out of the way when necessary.

Pontoon boat seats for sale

Pontoon Boats: Pontoon boats are a different story. Designed for comfort, fun, and entertainment on the water, this craft is nothing short of a floating living room. As such, a popular captain’s seat with pontoon owners is the Wise Premier Pontoon Captain’s Bucket Seat. Its high back design and arm rests make this a captain’s chair worth sinking into. One can relax comfortably in it all day while navigating the waters with family and friends.

Offshore helm seats for sale

Offshore Boats: Offshore boats are the craft of legendary adventurers, from the mythical Odysseus to the inspirational Ernest Hemmingway. Designed for dealing with the biggest and fiercest of catches, and standing up to the ocean’s constant beating, only the strongest of seats will survive on them. The Wise Deluxe Helm Seat with padded arms is a captain’s chair fit for the task. It provides comfort, utility, and will endure the elements. If only Odysseus had one on his way home from Troy, perhaps he would have stayed safe and comfortable onboard, instead of getting into so much trouble at every siting of land along the way.

We would love to hear from you. Leave a comment. What’s your preferred captain’s chair? Or perhaps you’re considering buying some new boat seats. Feel free to ask your questions. We’re happy to help. We also have a great help guide covering many topics.

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