The 10 Best Boat Dock Guards
This wiki has been updated 8 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 21, 2019:
When it comes to avoiding scratches and other damage when docking your boat, you’ve got options. You can’t go wrong with a row of high-quality, conventional bumpers on every edge of your dock or slip. Models like the Dock Edge Corner Profile and Dimex EasyFlex provide just that, and they can conveniently be attached horizontally or vertically, as needed. For a versatile, portable choice, look to the Mission Gear Sentry, featured here, which can be attached in seconds to either your boat or a stationary pole, without the need for ropes or knots. Or, consider the colorful, inflatable X-Haibei Fenders, which can also be attached to your craft or dock, and they of course double nicely as mooring or navigation buoys. No matter which one(s) you choose, they’ll provide plenty of peace of mind as they protect both your dock and your watercraft.