The 10 Best Boat Seats

This review has been updated 9 times since it was first published in July of 2018. The right seating can make or break a day on the water, especially if you’re spending hours fishing or going on a long trip. Whether you are looking to replace the old chairs on your trusty boat or need to upgrade the comfort level on a new vessel, our selection of seats provides you with plenty of comfortable, functional options. Many fold down to save space and provide storage, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 Boat Seats

10. Wise Economy

  • Useful carrying loop
  • Snap-on strap keeps it closed
  • Not sturdy enough for heavy users

9. MSC Swivel

  • 4 designs available
  • Thick compressed foam padding
  • A bit small for some people

8. Wise Lounge

  • Choose from 10 colors
  • Mounts directly to boat floor
  • Plastic base could be sturdier

7. Tempress Elite

  • Grab handle on the back
  • Holds water for a long time
  • Seats lack back support

6. Guide Gear Advantage Max-4

  • Back folds down to save space
  • Includes a tough nylon cover
  • Camo design for hunting and fishing

5. Leader Accessories Deluxe

  • Provides good back support
  • Includes detachable storage bag
  • Screws need to be tightened often

4. Tempress Navi Style

  • Camouflage patterns available
  • No-pinch hinges
  • Marine-grade vinyl

3. Millenium Marine B100

  • Wide and surprisingly comfortable
  • Drains water and dries quickly
  • Impressive lumbar support

2. Moeller Marine Deluxe

  • Foam insulation is very effective
  • Pleated vinyl cushioning
  • Helpful drainage system

1. Leader Accessories Two-Tone

  • Mildew- and uv-resistant covering
  • Rotates smoothly
  • Mounting hardware included

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