The 10 Best Bilge Pumps

This review has been updated 15 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Nobody wants to see water accumulating in their hull when they are out enjoying a day of fun in the sun. But you have to be prepared, just in case. These bilge pumps will reliably shift that hazardous liquid overboard, and are available in electric models for larger craft along with manual units for kayaks, canoes and rowboats. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
The 10 Bilge Pumps

10. Amarine-made 760GPH

  • Impact-resistant housing
  • Near silent operation
  • Prone to rusting in salt water

9. Seattle Sports Paddlers

  • High-visibility neon yellow coloring
  • Floats if dropped in water
  • No hose included

8. Shoreline Marine Turbo

  • Marine grade wiring
  • Not ideal for saltwater use
  • Doesn't include a float switch

7. Johnson Pumps of America 22702

  • Budget-friendly price
  • Draws less than three amps
  • Makes a good live well pump

6. Attwood Sahara

  • Compact self-contained design
  • Good replacement for oem models
  • Switch sticks periodically

5. SeaSense Hand Pump

  • Ergonomic easy-grip handle
  • Plunger spacer prevents shaft damage
  • Four sizes to choose from

4. Seaflo 750GPH

  • Corrosion-resistant construction
  • Won't burn out if it runs dry
  • Integrated switch test button

3. MKele Auto

  • Safe for waters up to 110 degrees f
  • Weighs less than two pounds
  • Doesn't produce any sparks

2. Seaflo 2000

  • Comes with a detailed user manual
  • Expels lots of water quickly
  • Built like a tank

1. Rule 2000 Heavy Duty

  • Solid steel shaft
  • Comes in a 12- 24- or 32-volt model
  • Works great as a sump pump too

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