Runabout Boat Covers
Runabouts come in all shapes and sizes, but whichever style you own, we’ve got a Select Fit cover to match it.
Runabouts are one of the most popular types of boats on the water, which is why we’ve designed a slew of different covers to match a number of different types. In fact, we have a huge database of specific makes and models, and we’d encourage you to see if your specific boat is in our Cover Wizard. If it is, you can choose an Exact Fit® cover that’s digitally patterned to mate the boat perfectly. And if it isn’t, the next best way to get an ideal fit is to shop our different runabout covers by boat style.
Shop By Boat Style
Conventional V-Hull Runabouts
This style is intended to fit the sporty and relatively low profile of both open bow runabouts (like bowriders) and closed-bow boats. It’s able to accommodate boats with no bow rails or low-slung rails up to 10 inches tall. It’s also reinforced for the squared glass windshields commonly found on conventional V-hull runabouts.
Euro V-Hull Runabouts
Many cover manufacturers wouldn’t distinguish between Conventional and Euro styles, but we do to make sure we give you the best possible fit. In this case, that means accounting for a Euro-style integrated swim platform, a rounded windshield, and lower, sleeker bowrails (up to three inches in height).
Euro V-Hull Runabout with Tower
Obviously, if your runabout has a tow-sports tower you need a cover designed to accommodate it. While these covers are otherwise shaped the same as our Euro V-Hull Runabout covers, they have openings (which secure with Vercro flaps and straps) that fit around tower feet mounted to the top of the boat’s gunwales.
Many runabouts utilize a tri-hull design, which has a much wider, broader bow. We shape this cover to fit that bow.
RUNABOUT BOAT COVER BUYING GUIDE
One thing that may not be top of mind when outfitting your runabout boat is the need for a proper-fitting cover. A proper-fitting boat cover helps prolong the life and appearance of your runabout boat and will save you money in the long run.
WHY YOU NEED A RUNABOUT BOAT COVER
Every boat needs a boat cover - whether that is a small dinghy boat or a yacht. Your runabout is no different! Runabout boat covers not only help keep your boat looking pristine, but also protect the boat’s electrical components as well. Boat covers help protect your boat from harmful UV rays, debris, harsh weather, corrosion, and even insects and small animals. For that reason, you should always cover your boat when it’s not in use to keep it looking great. Having a proper-fitting runabout boat cover is critical to improving the longevity of your investment.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A RUNABOUT BOAT COVER
There are a few things that you need to take into consideration before you purchase a runabout boat cover. One important thing to consider is what fabric the boat cover is made out of. You want to make sure that it is protecting your boat from the elements while not suffocating it or trapping moisture inside. Two durable, high-quality fabrics that are recommended are Sharkskin® and Sunbrella®.
Another important consideration is the fitment of the cover on your boat. Westland makes Exact Fit® covers for many makes and models of runabout boats, but if you cannot find your exact model we also offer Select Fit® covers, which are patterned in one-foot increments to ensure the best fit possible. Other key points to remember to look for include ventilation (our covers have vents sewn in), and security (Westland™ covers come with a drawcord, sewn-in loops, and heavy-duty buckles for trailering).
CHOOSING THE RIGHT RUNABOUT BOAT COVER WITH WESTLAND
Since runabouts are built with both stern drives and outboards, we create covers to match one or the other. You choose which is right for your boat in the Cover Finder, where you also can opt for the appropriate length and beam. If any questions remain in your mind just call our customer service line at 1-800-835-7992 or send us an email at email@example.com. We’re always happy to help you get the best boat cover fit possible!