The 10 Best Boat Dock Guards

This review has been updated 3 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you’re parking your pontoon or bringing in your bow rider, some sturdy, protective guards will act as a buffer when your boat makes contact with the dock. They range in design from durable, flush-mounted bumpers that have stood the test of time, to innovative and portable options that can be secured on the fly. You’re sure to find the right one here to help keep your craft shipshape. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 Boat Dock Guards

10. Taylor Made P-Shape

  • 85 percent recycled materials
  • Marine-grade resin
  • Edges can ripple

9. Taylor Made 90 Degree Bumper

  • Comes in black or white
  • Costs less than ten dollars
  • Could use more predrilled holes

8. Mission Gear Sentry

  • Patented foam won't absorb water
  • Manufactured in canada
  • Strap adjustment can be tricky

7. Taylor Made 45600

  • 17 inches in length
  • Simple setup with minimal hardware
  • Only accommodates one size of post

6. X-Haibei Fenders

  • 5 colors to choose from
  • Come with an inflating needle
  • Available in 2 sizes

5. Airhead Hull Hugr

  • Uv resistant material
  • Three feet in length
  • Good value for the price

4. Taylor Made Inflatable Wheel

  • Also available in straight mount
  • Adjustable firmness level
  • 2-inch diameter axle housing

3. Dock Edge Post Bumper

  • Top cap included
  • Won't deteriorate from sun exposure
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

2. Dimex EasyFlex

  • Made in the usa
  • Flat base for flush installation
  • Budget-friendly price

1. Dock Edge Corner Profile

  • Will not chip or crack
  • 2 internal supports
  • Easy setup process

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