The 10 Best Boat Chairs

This review has been updated 3 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Spending an afternoon out on the water is one of the most relaxing things in the world — provided you can get comfortable, that is. These boat chairs can help ensure your next fishing trip or day cruise is as enjoyable as possible, with many offering plush padding and excellent back support while being made of materials capable of withstanding even the toughest of marine environments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 Boat Chairs

10. Attwood Fold-Down

  • Lightweight plastic frame
  • Also suitable for deer stands
  • Very thin padding

9. Wise Standard

  • Pinch-free aluminum hinges
  • Good for pontoon boats
  • Snaps rust over time

8. Tempress Elite

  • Rolled front edge for thigh comfort
  • Grab handle on rear
  • Traps water in the cushion

7. Leader Accessories Plastic Shell

  • Firm compression foam padding
  • Ideal for larger users
  • Not terribly durable

6. Wise Pilot

  • Cushion snaps on
  • Pedestal offers an adjustable height
  • Doesn't include mounting hardware

5. Leader Accessories Stadium Seat

  • Several convenient carrying handles
  • Watertight accessories storage
  • Screws need to be tightened often

4. SeaLux Folding

  • Rear locking bracket
  • Can support quite a bit of weight
  • Folds up for storage

3. Forma Marine High Back

  • Attractive wooden armrests
  • Plenty of neck and head support
  • Hardware won't rust

2. Millennium Marine B100

  • Good budget model
  • Drains and dries quickly after rain
  • Works well in kayaks

1. Leader Accessories Captain’s Bucket

  • Available in 8 color patterns
  • Lift-up bolster for added height
  • Firm plastic backrest

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