Things YOU Need on the Boat this Summer

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Summer's Coming! Is the boat ready?

I found some cheap easy buys at Mighty Ape that you need for the boat this summer!

Here are some cheap easy things you can buy to make your summer on the water a breeze. Also some great gift ideas for the boater in your family!

With summer coming up and of course the season of giving why not check out these five things for under fifty bucks that will improve your day on the water.

FYI – These are sponsored links, I may get paid if you purchase something, that helps keep us going.


Dry Bags

Dry bags are an absolute MUST on any vessel to keep your valuables dry, especially in an emergency! A bag like this is only 2l so doesn’t offer much buoyancy but some of these bigger ones can definitely double as a floatation device. You can see the whole range from Mighty Ape here.

Not only that, keep a spare set of clothes, towels, a wetsuit onboard knowing that whenever you need it there is gear that’s good to go. Most of them have clips or straps which makes them idea for SUPing, kayaking, fishing or just a trip to the beach.

Serious peace of mind for under fifty bucks. Grab a couple, use one for your safety gear as a grab bag and one for storing a dry set of gear on the boat.

Aqua Marina Mini Dry Bag 2L Teal

  • Extra light reinforced PVC fabric
  • Waterproof, folding lock system
  • One heavy-duty buckle included


  • Dimensions: 12 × 28cm

Mobile Phone Mount

Using your phone for navigation or GPS? Or PredictWind when you are out on the water? A quality mount like this makes all the difference. There is nothing more frustrating than a mount that bounces around when you’re trying to navigate.

Check out this range of phone holders from Mighty Ape.

Easily follow your GPS map, take calls and safely access your phone while navigating. A smartphone is a vital piece of communication equipment so it also pays to know where it is at all times. 

Buy a good 12V charger too and keep a spare for common devices. You don’t want to get into trouble at the end of the day, scrambling to find your phone – and finding the battery is flat! This is a no-brainer.

Wireless Car Phone Charger Qi Fast Charging 15W

The wireless car charger is compatible with most of the smart phones with the size from 2.4 inch to 3.6 inch (width),wireless charging compatible with most of the Qi supported phones, like iPhone X/XR/Xs/Xs Max/8/8 Plus,Samsung S6 edge / Note 8 / Note 9 & later ect.

Waterproof Phone Case

One of these could be the best $20 you spend! Have you ever heard the unmistakable splash of a $1000+ smart phone slipping into the water as you desperately scramble around your pockets in disbelief that it’s gone? I have.

Anytime I am out now on a jetski, paddleboard, even wing-foiling I will take my phone in one of these.

The more forms of communication the better, and it’ll be no good at the bottom of the ocean. Get one, you’d rather have it and not need it than need it and drop your phone into the water.
Universal waterproof case dry bag fits all smartphones up to 6.5″ diagonal size, Certain big screen phones need to remove protective case. Credit card wallet, money, waterproof dry bag for beach, pools, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, snorkelling and water park activities.


  • Compatibility – Universal/Smar­tPhones up to 6.5-inches
  • Materials – Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Form Factor – Dry Bag
  • Size – 21.3×10.8cm
  • Waterproof Level – IPX8
  • Colour – Black

Portable Espresso

Compact & Featherweight

Doesn’t matter if you’re going away for few hours or a fortnight, space and weight are major factors when you select your travel equipment. Minipresso has been designed to be the smallest, lightest and most versatile handheld espresso machine.

Innovative & Powerful
Minipresso’s ease of use lies in its conception. With the help of the semi-automatic piston, small quantities of water are injected into the coffee adapter. After few pushes, the optimal extraction pressure is achieved. A rich and bold espresso is extracted.

Efficient & Easy to Use
Besides being aesthetically pleasant with its modern and slick design, Minipresso contains an ingenious core, the semi-automatic piston. Unlock it from its carrying position and press it at will to control the amount of extracted coffee.


  • Overall weight: 360 grams
  • Overall length 175mm
  • Average pressure 116 PSI / 8 BARS
  • Standard water tank 70ml. Ground Capcity 7gr.
  • Built-in espresso cup and scoop.

Portable Powerbank

Nothing worse that being caught out with a flat phone on the water or anything else that may need charging. These things are great! Portable power and piece of mind. 

Our Power Bank 10K comes equipped with a 10,000 mAh battery to give up to an additional 36 hours of battery life to your smartphone. Text, chat, and watch videos without worrying about losing your charge as you power devices from one USB-C or two USB-A ports. A 6 in./15cm USB-A to USB-C® cable is included, so you can start charging right out of the box.


This power bank charges up to three devices at once.

At a Glance:

  • 10,000 mAh
  • 15W total power
  • 3 ports: 2 USB-A and 1 USB-C
  • 6 in./15cm USB-A to USB-C cable included

Package Includes:

  • BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K
  • 6 in./15cm USB-A to USB-C cable


  • Length: 100.95mm/3.97″
  • Width: 65mm/2.56″
  • Height: 25.20mm/0.99″

Komodo 20l Toilet

Keen to take the family out but they want the comfort of a toilet? Check this out! This portable toilet is double-sealed to prevent leaks and odours, flushes clean water and requires no external connections.

Clean and convenient matte-finish toilet for camping
13L Freshwater capacity providing 50 flushes
Double-sealed drain valve protects against leakage and odour
Easy to empty 20L detachable holding tank
High-quality, corrosion-resistant design
No external water or power connections required

Technical Specifications:


  • Volume: Fresh Water Tank – 13L | Waste Tank – 20L


  • Dimensions: 40.4 × 35.4 × 40­.3cm
  • Weight: 4.9kg


  • Colour: White
  • Material: PP, PA, HDPE, ABS


  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Waterproof LED Headlamp

This is for sure an essential! In fact I would even get a cheaper spare too. Great for any activity on the boat where you need your hands and a torch! Strap one of these puppies on and crawl around dark spaces tinkering till your heart’s content.

Make sure you get one with Red light option too, you can use red light at night without ruining your night vision for navigation.


LED headlamp with high power, long range, water and dust resistance. Includes USB rechargeable battery and compatibility with alkaline batteries. It has a white and red light with 5 modes of operation. It also has an adjustable focus as an adjustable angle.


  • 580 lumens.
  • Waterproof.
  • USB rechargeable.
  • Maximum distance: 150 m.
  • Compatible with 3 batteries: AAA 1.5V Alkaline batteries (not included)
  • 1 Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery (included)
  • Weight: 95 grs (with battery).
  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins. approx (high power).
  • 5 modes.
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