The 9 Best Boat Dock Cleats
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you’re docking your boat, towing a dinghy, or hoisting a sail, you'll benefit from the use of sturdy, dependable cleats. They can be installed at regular intervals along your vessel, and will help keep your craft secure when it's not in use. You'll find them in a variety of colors, finishes, and shapes, and they can also make for fun, nautical-themed home decor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 20, 2019:
Boat cleats are an inexpensive, convenient way to tie up or tow your watercraft, and boating experts recommend installing a few more than you think you’ll require throughout your vessel, so you’ll be able to attach a rope wherever you find the need. You can’t go wrong with a retractable design that sits flush when not in use, to ensure the safety of your passengers. These include the Cipa, Dock Edge, Attwood, and Extreme Max models that made our list. If you do prefer a stationary selection, the Crown Sporting Goods one featured here provides an abundance of room for tying your line. And no list would be complete without some that are created as maritime-themed décor, like the hand-painted Sweet Beaches, which come in a multitude of cheery colors, or the National Hardware choice, which can hang rope and frames on a photo wall in your beach house or any room with a nautical motif.