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Basic Boating Gear and Where to Find it

Having the correct gear and accessories is important for any boat owner. If you’re new to boating, you might not know what essential boating accessories are needed. We have put together a list of the most-needed boating gear and recommended places to find gear in the Phoenix area.

Additionally, the Scorpion Bay Marina General Store has more than just apparel, souvenirs and snacks. It also offers basic supplies, batteries and fishing gear. You can find everything from boat plugs and nets to sunscreen, boat cleaning supplies and life vests. Call the Marina General Store for specific supply questions at 928-501-2628.

Suggested Boat Supplies:

  • Appropriate safety gear – PFDs, flares, horn, fire extinguisher and EPIRB
  • VHF radio and cell phone
  • Inexpensive binoculars
  • Charts and maps – water levels fluctuate each season at Lake Pleasant
  • Boat hook
  • Fenders (2-4)
  • Extra lines (dock and anchor)
  • Extra hull plug
  • Extra set of keys
  • Spare tire and bearing set for trailer
  • Engine oil
  • Tool Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Duct tape
  • Boat brush
  • Trailer coupler lock
  • Boat cover
  • Sunscreen

Recommended Supply Shops Throughout the Valley

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/

Rental reservations must be made prior to visit, preferably a week in advance. Scorpion Bay Grill is open for both in-restaurant dining as well as to-go orders. Face coverings are required. For county park updates click here.