How to choose a Boat Seat
Picking out the most appropriate boat seat is relatively easy and the only thing that needs to be done is to set a few parameters to help you narrow the amount of choices you have available to you to allow you to more easily make a selection. Really, there are only a few points that you should use to weed out the specific type of boat seat that will work the best for you.
Pricing and Boat Seats
The first factor you should consider is your price range. Depending on the level of comfort you want, the style of boat seat you're interested in, and the amenities that you would like to be included with the boat seat, you might be looking at a fairly expensive boat seat. Now mind you, a boat seat is a long term investment and isn't something you should plan on replacing on a frequent basis.
Remember too that you get what you pay for, and if you are completely unsatisfied with what you get for the amount you end up spending, ensure that the store you purchase from will give you a refund. It is NEVER okay to be disappointed or unsatisfied with the product that you receive for YOUR money. It is my personal advice to not purchase from a company that does not offer you the chance to return the product.
The range in pricing for boat seats vary and as said before can vary depending on exactly what you're looking at. A general price range could be looked at as around $30-$50 for a standard, single seat with no amenities, up to several hundred dollars for a bucket seat or a bench seat that comes with the little extras that can sometimes make the seat worthwhile, arm rests for instance.
Boat Seat Models
Generally when searching for the best boat seats you already have the boat in mind that you are going to be installing the seats to. The type of boat that you have can determine the model of boat seat that you will be getting.
Pontoon Boats are generally used for relaxation boating or party boating and is not usually the first choice for fishing. However, if you already have a pontoon boat and are interested in fishing, it while still work just fine for you and it is a good idea to look into the different pontoon boat seats. Pontoon boats have seats that wrap around the interior of the boat to provide more room for lounging and relaxing. These types of seats can be replaced with bench seats along each wall of the boat, but there are boat seats specifically made for pontoon boats that you may be interested in looking into.
Tournament Bass Boats also have models of boat seats that are ideal for tournament fishing to keep the both within the requirements of eligibility. If you have a tournament boat and plan to actively participate in the tournaments then it is a good idea to focus your attention on the boat seats that are provided for these purposes.
Plastic boat seats are a model that is available for those that are looking for the cheapest boat seats available. They are generally not the best boat seats and don't usually come with many of the amenities that other boat seats come with, but they are cheap and they do serve the same purpose as the other models and styles of boat seats that are on the market. If price is an issue, plastic boat seats may be the model of seat you should look into.
Boat Seat Brands
Another factor that may or may not be something that you focus on is the actual brand of the boat seats that you are purchasing. Several different name brands are available, and of course there are tons of smaller unknown companies that offer boat seats as well.
When it comes to brands, like the other amenities that are available, this will be left to pure preference and choice. If you are picky, however, and you are still unable to pick the boat seat that would be perfect for you, sticking to a specific brand will allow you to narrow down the choices and hopefully help you find what you are looking for.
So, when looking to purchase a boat seats, setting your price limitations, the type of boat seat model that would go best with your boat, and determining a specific brand will all help you narrow down the choices of boat seats that are available to you. Everything after that will be easy to choose from and will come down to personal choice of all of the different added features that different styles of boat seats come with.