Boat Covers


A boat cover is an essential part of maintaining your boat in top shape. The cover will help to protect the boat from rain, snow and UV rays when not in use, and from dust and road grit while being towed. Boat covers come in several types and brands, ranging from a basic utility cover for a simple but low-cost cover choice, to a top of the line custom snap cover generally made for your exact boat at a much higher price.


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Carver
Boat Covers

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  • Free tie downs and storage bag
  • Wide range of fabrics
  • Made in USA

Westland
Boat Covers

Westland Boat Covers Finder Image
  • Free tie downs and custom covers
  • Variety of fabrics and colors
  • Made in North America

To find a Semi-custom cover for your boat, simply scroll down the page to find your boat style. Select the style that best matches your boat to find a range of covers for that style. Narrow that list by selecting your boat length, beam, fabric preference, and other factors to find a semi-custom cover that will work well for your particularly boat. Benefits of a semi-custom boat cover include:

  • Provides the same protection as a custom cover, at a lower cost.
  • Fit based on boat type, length, and width
  • Can accommodate trolling motors, swim platforms, etc.
  • Great for trailering, mooring, & storage
Shop By Boat Type
  • Aluminum Fishing Boats

    Includes:
    Aluminum jet boats
    Northwest style fishing boats
    V-hulls with walk-thru windshields

  • Bay Style Boats

    Includes:
    Bay boats with T-Tops
    Shallow draft bay boats
    Center console bay boats

  • Bass Boats

    Includes:
    Pro bass boats
    Jon style bass boats
    Angled transom bass boats

  • Boats With Towers

    Includes:
    Tournament ski boats
    Runabouts with towers
    Deck boats with towers

  • Boston Whaler Boats

    Includes:
    Cuddy cabin whaler boats
    Center console whaler boats
    Rounded bow whaler boats

  • Center Console Boats

    Includes:
    V-hull center console fishing boats
    Bay style fishing boats
    Walk-around cuddy cabin boats

  • Cruisers

    Includes:
    Day cruisers
    Low profile ski boats
    Performance style boats

  • Cuddy Cabin Boats

    Includes:
    High profile cabin cruisers
    Low profile cuddy cabin boats
    Walk around cuddy cabin boats

  • Deck Boats

    Includes:
    Deck boats with low rails
    Deck boats with side console
    Modified V performance deck boats

  • Drift Boats

    Includes:
    Aluminum drift boats
    Wooden drift boats

  • Inflatables

    Includes:
    Blunt nose inflatables
    Sport type inflatable boats
    Inflatables with center consoles

  • Jet Boats

    Includes:
    Warped bottom jet boats
    Modified V jet boats
    Deep V bowriders

  • Jon Boats

    Includes:
    Open jon boats
    Molded hull jon boats
    Jon boats with center consoles

  • Pontoon Boats

    Includes:
    Fishing pontoon boats
    Luxury pontoon boats
    Party pontoon boats

  • Runabouts

    Includes:
    Fish N Ski boats
    V-Hull runabouts
    Tri-Hull runabouts

Savvyboater offers a wide range of covers from two of the top boat cover brands, Carver and Westland. Carver covers are manufactured in the USA and Westland covers are manufactured in North America, so lead times are generally short and finish quality is high. Both brands offer top quality boat covers in an array of high-quality fabrics and fit options. The fit you choose for your boat cover will depend on your needs.

Our custom boat covers are designed specifically for the make, model and year of your boat. This choice is excellent for travel, storage and mooring and has padded reinforcements at key stress points for added durability. If you are looking for a slightly more economical option, our semi-custom boat covers are a great alternative as they can also be used in trailering, storage and mooring. These covers are not customized to your specific boat but are designed and fitted to your boat style, length and width.

Additionally, Carver offers an assortment of universal fit boat covers that are excellent for storing your boat but are not recommended for trailering or mooring.

Both brands offer boat covers for the most popular boat styles like pontoon boats, tournament ski boats, and wide bass boats and for less common styles like day cruisers, tri-hulls, and jet boats. All Carver covers do come with free tie-downs and storage bag with support poles offered as popular options. Westland offers free tie-downs with the purchase of one of their custom boat covers.

To find the right boat cover for your boat simply input your boat’s make model and year into our boat cover finders or select the type of boat you have for covers designed for that boat style. Be sure to follow our measuring guidelines for a great fit and select a fabric that’s ideal for your climate. See our Help Guide below for additional information on choosing your boat cover.

boat cover help guide

Not sure where to start? Our help guide explains some of the most important factors to consider when shopping our boat covers for sale. If you still have questions, please contact us for help.

Custom, Semi-Custom & Universal Boat Cover

Custom Boat Cover:

  • Provides an exact fit for your specific boat’s make, model and year
  • Excellent option for trailering
  • Heavy duty draw rope encased in hem for snug fit and easy installation
  • Vinyl reinforcements sewn in at stress points
  • Sewn in pad for use with optional boat cover support pole
  • Motor covers provided for outboard models. Customized separate boat motor covers are available on some models

Semi-Custom Boat Cover:

  • Can fit multiple boats of the same hull style
  • Great option for trailering when properly installed
  • Motor covers are sewn into outboard model motor covers. Some designs come with a separate motor cover
  • Strong and durable shock cord encased in hem for a snug fit
  • **Please note that trailerable boat covers must be installed correctly and properly tied down to prevent damage to your boat or your boat cover.

Universal Boat Cover:

  • Fits variety of boats within a given size range
  • Economical option for boat storage
  • Not recommended for boat trailering or mooring
  • Tie down loops sewn into hem
  • Heavy duty shock cord encased in hem

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Measuring Your Boat for a Cover

Step-By-Step

  1. You will need to know the centerline length (from tip to tail) and beam width (side to side at the widest point) of your boat.
  2. Measure the entire distance in a straight line without measuring up or around obstacles or by following the curve of the boat. Don't rely on an owner's manual for accurate measurements.
  3. Factor in the dimensions of any additional features that will affect the cover such as a trolling motor, center console, jack plate or aftermarket pulpit, anchor davit, or swim step*.
  4. See instructions with image

*If you have a swim step, measure just for the length of the step. You will add this length to the centerline length or keep it as a separate measurement for covers that fit the swim step.

Video Guide: How to Measure Your Boat for a Cover

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Boat Cover Support Systems

Keep your boat cover from sagging and collecting snow and water build up that can cause tearing, mold and mildew. Even fabrics recommended for humid environments will need extra ventilation. See table comparison.

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Installing Boat Cover Tie Down Straps

    1. Thread the buckle end of the strap through the loop on the cover from back to front.
    2. Pull buckle end out about a foot and tie with an overhand knot.
    3. Wrap the long end (without the buckle) down around the beam on the trailer from back to front.
    4. Continue to take the end up and thread it through the buckle from back to front.
    5. The strap is now fully adjustable by pulling on the loose end of the buckle to tighten.
    6. See instructions with image

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How to Clean Your Boat Cover

For Mildew

1 cup Vinegar
1 cup Borax
2 cups warm water

Mix and apply to mildew spots, letting it sit for no more than 10 minutes.
Scrub with a soft bristle brush and rinse well, allowing the fabric to dry completely.

For General Cleaning

¼ cup Dawn dish soap
1 gallon water

Fully wet the fabric and then scrub it down with a soft brush or cloth.
Give your boat cover a good rinse, and allow the fabric to fully dry.

Get tough spots clean with Fabric and Vinyl Cleaner.

Apply Fabric Guard to the clean, dry surface to protect your boat cover from the elements and extend its life.

NEVER

Put in washer and dryer
Use powerful cleaners like bleach or detergent

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