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KONG Coolers | 70 Quart Rotomolded | Proudly Made in The USA | Durable, Safe, No-Slip Feet, Extended Ice Retention Cooler (Gorilla Gray)

Overall Rating

5 /5

Capacity

5.0

Insulation

5.0

Portability & Draining

4.9

Sturdiness & Durability

5.0

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General Impression

The giant gorilla on the front of the KONG 70 is an apt reference to the product’s strength. It is indeed a durable beast which can be tumbled and tossed around without ever a hint of damage. 

KONG’s 70 quart rotomolded model’s performance is second to none – certainly making it king of the jungle when it comes to the best marine coolers on the market. The ultra-high-quality cooler is crafted with non-slip rubber feet, reinforced molded handles, and a ‘stay-put’ lid that allows the product to be opened when it’s backed against a wall. With such features, the model can easily sit in a corner, be used as a seat, or displayed in the open – without ever sustaining damage from rough water. 

Most importantly is its superb ice retention. Throughout the day anglers can easily toss fish in without ever worrying about the ice melting and spoiling their catches. Overall, it’s a very solid American-made product that anglers, hunters, and campers can rely on.

Specifications

BRAND: KONG
COLORS: Rugged Red, Outback Orange, Tactical Tan
DIMENSIONS: 34.5″ x 18.375″ x 17.875″
WEIGHT: 38 lbs.
CAPACITY: 70 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 10 days
CONSTRUCTION: Rugged rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Dual drain plugs
PORTABILITY: Dual reinforced rubber handles

PROS

  • Made in the USA
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • ‘Stay put” lid for easy opening
  • Durable rotomolded construction 
  • Excellent ice retention

CONS

  • Dense and heavy
  • Best Value
BEST VALUE

Milee-ICE Chest 20qt Cooler -Sky Blue with Basket and Cup Holder Free

Overall Rating

4.7 /5

Capacity

5.0

Insulation

4.8

Portability & Draining

4.5

Sturdiness & Durability

4.7

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General Impression

Seavilis Milee does a great job in creating both a reliable and affordable cooler. With its 75-quart heavy-duty model, they easily earn the title of the best marine cooler for the money

Following tradition for any quality large boat cooler, the Seavilis Milee 75 quart is crafted from a rotational molding process. This creates a high-density product that can withstand all the typical shakes, rattles, and bumps on a boat. Those bumps are transmitted into the non-skid feet of the cooler, which elevate the frame off the ground to maintain better temperature retention. 

The temperature of the cooler is also fairly well regulated by the UV resistant thermal molding which works to reflect the sun’s rays, without absorbing the heat into the cooler. All in all – the Seavilis Millee is likely the best cooler for boating at a respectable price. 

Specifications

BRAND: SEAVILIS MILEE
COLORS: Sea Foam Gree, Marble, Marine Camo
DIMENSIONS: 33.5″ x 17.9″ x 18.2″
WEIGHT: 40 lbs.
CAPACITY: 75 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 6 days
CONSTRUCTION: Smooth rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • UV resistant materials
  • Built-in bottle opener
  • Metal string for drain plug
  • Additional divider, basket, and cup holder
  • T-latches for secure closure

CONS

  • Absence of tie-down holes

REYLEO Ice Chest | Portable Rotomolded Arctic Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 3 Days | Bear-Resistant 21-Quart Cooler (Built-in Bottle Opener, Cup Holder, Fish Ruler) for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating, Fishing

Overall Rating

4.8 /5

Capacity

4.6

Insulation

4.9

Portability & Draining

4.9

Sturdiness & Durability

4.8

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General Impression

There is a lot to like about REYLEO’s 52-quart ice chest, and for several different reasons. 

First off, REYLEO’S 52-quart model offers a handful of useful features, such as a fish ruler, bottle opener, 700 lb. weight capacity, and pair of self-draining cup holders. The handy features make it more than just a storage container, but also a tool with multiple functions. 

Secondly, when it comes to performance, the REYLEO 52 is no doubt one of the best coolers for boating, as it can retain ice for extremely long periods of time, without succumbing to hot temperatures on sunny days. 

The model may not retain ice quite as long as the KONG 70, but it is still an excellent marine ice chest that can keep any angler happy out on the water. 

Specifications

BRAND: REYLEO
COLORS: Light Gray
DIMENSIONS: 29.8″ x 18.4″ x 18.1″
WEIGHT: 29 lbs.
CAPACITY: 52 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 3 days
CONSTRUCTION: Sleek rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Fish ruler on lid 
  • Steel bottle opener
  • Non-skid feed
  • 700 lb. weight capacity
  • UV resistant material

CONS

  • Absence of white or light colors
  • Condensation forms around drain cap

Xspec 60QT Quart Roto Molded High Performance Cooler, Granite Print, Pro Tough Outdoor Ice Chest, Durable Stylish Rotomolded with Bottle Openers, with Vacuum Release Valve and Easy Snap Tight Latches

Overall Rating

4.7 /5

Capacity

4.8

Insulation

4.7

Portability & Draining

4.6

Sturdiness & Durability

4.8

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General Impression

Yet another newcomer to the cooler market is Xspec, a sporting goods company that has made waves with its 60 quart rotomolded cooler.

Xspec’s 60 quart rotomolded cooler is on the larger end of boating coolers, making it a great option for those hunting for bigger fish. Even when filled with ice, the interior capacity still leaves roughly 30-40 quarts of free space for fish, drinks, and food. This large size considered and 3” of insulation, its no wonder that the model can retain ice for days. 

Where the Xspec truly shines though is its abundance of neat features. Every color of the 60-quart cooler is crafted with low-profile Snap Tight latches, a perfectly flat surface, bottle opener, and a navigation compass. Most anglers will likely never need the compass, but it’s nice to know that it’s there in case it ever is needed. The brand may be fresh on the scene, but any boat cooler review would be foolish to overlook the awesome product it offers.

Specifications

BRAND: Xspec
COLORS: Camouflage, Grainite Print, Seafoam
DIMENSIONS: 28.2″ x 17.9″ x 18.2″
WEIGHT: 31 lbs.
CAPACITY: 60 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 3 days
CONSTRUCTION: Solid rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Great for stacking and storing
  • UV protected surface
  • Molded tie-down slots
  • Durable rotomolded construction
  • Low-profile Snap Tight latches
  • Navigation compass

CONS

  • Plastic handles are fairly shallow

Blue Coolers Ice Vault – 55 Quart, Roto-Molded Ice Cooler with Wheels | Large Ice Chest Holds Ice up to 10 Days | Trademark Blue

Overall Rating

4.5 /5

Capacity

4.7

Insulation

4.5

Portability & Draining

4.5

Sturdiness & Durability

4.6

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General Impression

Bearing the fancy name Ice Vault is no easy task, but living up to it is even tougher. Thankfully, Blue Coolers does a great job with their premium cooler – which is designed for all sorts of outdoor activities. 

The Ice Vault is a rotomolded marine-grade cooler that can easily compete with other popular brands. It contains 2+ inches of insulation, non-skid feet, no-fail hinges, a rapid drain system, and lockdown straps. Nothing about those features is particularly extraordinary, but it is nice to know that they all function just as they should on the Ice Vault. 

However, what many anglers may find appealing about the Ice Vault is its cutouts for locks, which allow anglers to secure their goods without having to worry about items going missing. While this is the main differentiating feature, the Ice Vault is still a great product that can retain ice for days and keep fish fresh long after they have been pulled from the water.

Specifications

BRAND: Blue Coolers
COLORS: Arctic White, Trademark Blue
DIMENSIONS: 26″ x 18″ x 18″
WEIGHT: 33.2 lbs.
CAPACITY: 55 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 10 days
CONSTRUCTION: Streamlined rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Freezer style lid gasket
  • Hollow notches for locking lid
  • No-fail hinges to prevent damage
  • Quick draining system
  • 5-year warranty

CONS

  • Absence of fish ruler
  • Lengthy carrying straps

SuperHandy Wheeled Rotomolded Cooler 45QT & Rotomolded Cooler 20QT

Overall Rating

4.3 /5

Capacity

4.4

Insulation

4.3

Portability & Draining

4.3

Sturdiness & Durability

4.4

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General Impression

Although it is nothing special to look at, the SuperHandy 45 Ice Chest is certainly a great bet for handlers heading out for a day on the water. 

Crafted with the ever-so-popular rotomolded method, the SuperHandy 45 is incredibly durable and resilient. Following suit with many of the other top coolers for boats, the SuperHandy is outfitted with non-slip feet to allow the product to stay in place when rogue waves crash into the boat. 

The key features which can be found on the model are its 22-inch fish ruler, steel bottle opener, rope handles, and low-profile latches which sink into the front when locked. It’s durable, easy to transport, and just the right size for day trips. Making the SuperHandy 45 one of the most respectable marine ice chests.

Specifications

BRAND: SuperHandy
COLORS: Tan
DIMENSIONS: 27″ x 16.3″ x 16.3″
WEIGHT: 26.45 lbs.
CAPACITY: 45 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 5 days
CONSTRUCTION: Smooth rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Low-profile latches
  • Fish ruler stretching 22 inches
  • Rugged rotomolded construction
  • Molded/metal lock notches

CONS

  • Drain plug fixture isn’t tethered

Cordova Coolers Small Cooler - 28 Quart/Can Capacity Portable Insulated Hard-Sided Cooler with Carrying Handles & 5-Days of Ice Retention - CCSA-28QT

Overall Rating

4.9 /5

Capacity

4.5

Insulation

5.0

Portability & Draining 

4.8

Sturdiness & Durability

5.0

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General Impression

Finding American-made products can be somewhat of a challenge in 2020, so an entity like CORDOVA manufacturing all of its products in the US is quite the rare find.

Nevertheless, the country of origin isn’t what truly makes the CORDOVA 35 a winner, but rather its stellar design and ambitious new ideas. The 35 quart rotomolded cooler offers all the same essentials as other rotomolded coolers (including thick insulation and great ice retention). But, where it really differentiates itself is its CNC cut metal handles, and top mount lid latches – these lightweight aluminum handles never develop an ounce of rust (as they don’t contain any iron). Additionally, the top-locking lid latches make accessing the cooler easier than ever before, as handlers can effortlessly unlock the lid in tight spaces. 

All in all, the CORDOVA 35 is a small marine cooler that’s incredibly well-suited for short to medium days out on the water. And if the weight of larger coolers is a concern, then the compact cooler is a great alternative to a marine cooler with wheels.

Specifications

BRAND: CORDOVA
COLORS: Aqua, Orange, Sand
DIMENSIONS: 27″ x 15″ x 16″
WEIGHT: 19.5 lbs.
CAPACITY: 35 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 5 days
CONSTRUCTION: Rigid rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual CNC crafted metal handles

PROS

  • CNC crafted metal handles
  • Made in the USA
  • Latches lock on top of lid for easy access
  • Non-skid feet made by gorilla grip
  • High-quality rubber gasket to maximize temperature retention

CONS

  • Must be slightly tilted to fully release water from drain

KENAI 65 Cooler, Gray, 65 QT, Made in USA

Overall Rating

4.8 /5

Capacity

4.9

Insulation

5.0

Portability & Draining

4.6

Sturdiness & Durability

4.9

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General Impression

With some very minor improvements, there is a decent chance that the KENAI 65 cooler could sweep the title as the best cooler for a boat in future years. 

Nevertheless, the 65 quart rotomolded cooler is great in just about every way. It offers lengthy rope handles for easy transport, a full length drain channel for quick water release, and built-in divider slots to separate goods. 

The only noticeable aspects that the model could improve on are adding additional features that many other competitors offer, such as cupholders and fish rulers. But with that being said, the KENAI 65 is still a great option which features a sturdy frame, non-slip feet, and plenty of space to store food, beverages, and fish. Best of all, it is crafted with responsible processes that do not add more plastic waste to the oceans.

Specifications

BRAND: KENAI
COLORS: Lime, Tan, White, Seafoam, and five others
DIMENSIONS: 30.5″ x 17.38″ x 18″
WEIGHT: 28.5 lbs.
CAPACITY: 65 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 6 days
CONSTRUCTION: Robust rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rop handles

PROS

  • Crafted with eco-responsible processes
  • Lengthy rope handles for easy carrying
  • Made in the USA
  • Interlocking hinge design to prevent damage
  • Built-in divider slots
  • Full-length drain channel

CONS

  • Dense and heavy
  • Absence of cup holders and bottle opener

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler Desert Tan

Overall Rating

4.7 /5

Capacity

4.4

Insulation

4.9

Portability & Draining

4.7

Sturdiness & Durability

4.8

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General Impression

There currently isn’t a single sportsman that hasn’t heard about YETI. The high-end brand has models like the Tundra 45 which is one of the best marine coolers on the market. 

The Tundra 45 checks every box on the list – it is rotomolded, equipped with padded rope handles and fitted with T-style lid latches. While such features are also present on many other competitors, it is truly the reliability and durability that earns the YETI Tundra its stellar reputation. It works just as expected which is certainly enough to land it yet another awesome YETI marine cooler review.

Specifications

BRAND: YETI
COLORS: White, Desert Tan, Navy, and four others
DIMENSIONS: 26″ x 16″ x 16.75″
WEIGHT: 27.5 lbs.
CAPACITY: 45 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 5 days
CONSTRUCTION: Sleek rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Durable rotomolded construction
  • Great ice retention
  • Fast-flowing drainage spout
  • Well-designed latches
  • Military-grade polyester rope handles

CONS

  • Lacks additional features such as bottle openers and fish rulers

Orca Hard Sided Classic Cooler White 40 Quart

Overall Rating

4.6 /5

Capacity

4.3

Insulation

4.8

Portability & Draining

4.8

Sturdiness & Durability

4.7

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General Impression

Any angler looking for a whale of a good time on the water can surely rely upon the Orca 40-quart hard sided cooler. At just 40 quarts this well-crafted piece does a fantastic job withstanding the elements. 

The hard-sided classic is not quite a small boat cooler, but not quite a large one either. Regardless, it is a great size for a rotationally molded cooler that can double as both a chair and a boat cooler.

Feature-wise, Orca’s mid-size product does offer some interesting add-ons, such as its included cargo net attachment, flexible handle grips that can form to a carrier’s hand, and Orca tail T-latches to match the brand’s name. However, a consideration to be made is that the lid seals tight enough that it can be tough to open. This can still be a positive, as such a tight seal ensures that warm temperatures can’t seep in. 

Specifications

BRAND: Orca
COLORS: White
DIMENSIONS: 28″ x 20″ x 19″
WEIGHT: 27 lbs.
CAPACITY: 40 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 10 days
CONSTRUCTION: Smooth rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Singular drain plug
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Cargo net attachment for additional storage
  • Made in the USA
  • Flexible handle grips for convenient carrying
  • Whale fin T-latches
  • Doubles as a seat

CONS

  • Difficult to open the fully sealed lid

BISON COOLERS Medium 50 Quart Rotomolded Cooler Box for Beer, Liquid or Lunch | Long Lasting Ice Chest with Hard Shell, Lid and Liner | Includes 5 Year Warranty | Made in The USA

Overall Rating

4.9 /5

Capacity

4.8

Insulation

4.9

Portability & Draining

4.9

Sturdiness & Durability

5.0

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General Impression

With so many different rotomolded coolers flooding the market, it’s hard to tell which option really is the best marine cooler of 2020. But BISON COOLERS’ 50-quart model is certainly a great alternative to KONG’s first place model. This American made variant does exactly what is expected of such a piece. 

Bearing the name of one of the most rugged mammals from the American West, the BISON COOLERS 50-quart cooler truly is as robust as it sounds. The ultra-hard shell is armed with dual drain plugs, lengthy rope carrying handles, and unlike any other model – cantilever latches. The cantilever latch system bypasses the difficulties associated with opening T-latches by offering something that doesn’t need to be stretched. 

Yet, another key feature that sets the piece apart is its shark fin gasket, specifically designed to prevent the seal from compressing over time. Coolers often compress the gaskets on their lids, so having a model that doesn’t do that in the slightest is extremely beneficial.

Specifications

BRAND: BISON COOLERS
COLORS: White, Red, Gray, and three others
DIMENSIONS: 30.5″ x 17.5″ x 16.5″
WEIGHT: 32 lbs.
CAPACITY: 50 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 10 days
CONSTRUCTION: Robust rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Dual drain plugs
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • Made in the USA
  • 5-year warranty
  • Dual drain plugs for quick draining
  • Easy to open cantilever latches

CONS

  • Particularly heavy

RTIC Ice Chest Hard Cooler, Heavy Duty Rubber Latches, 3 Inch Insulated Walls, 65 Quart, Blue

Overall Rating

4.9 /5

Capacity

4.8

Insulation

4.9

Portability & Draining

4.9

Sturdiness & Durability

5.0

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General Impression

The trend of naming a sporting goods company with all capital letters is kept alive and well with RTIC, yet another brand trying to manufacture the best boat cooler for avid outdoorsmen. 

The plus side of the brand is that it certainly does a really great job with creating a cooler that can be taken on a boat, to a cabin, and to Saturday tailgates. The RTIC ice chest is crafted with dual drainage points, a super sturdy rotomolded frame with up to 3” of insulation, and large non-slip rubber feet.

What it lacks in color options, it makes up for in general functionality and performance, as the ice chest really does keep contents as cold as the Arctic Circle itself. 

Specifications

BRAND: RTIC
COLORS: White, Tan, Blue
DIMENSIONS: 32.25″ x 18.5″ x 17.2″
WEIGHT: 37 lbs.
CAPACITY: 65 quart storage
ICE RETENTION: 10 days
CONSTRUCTION: Sleek rotomolded construction
STURDINESS: Slip-resistant rubber feet, suitable for all harsh environments
DRAINAGE: Dual drain plugs
PORTABILITY: Dual nylon rope handles

PROS

  • 3” insulated walls
  • Comfortable rope handles for easy transport
  • Integrated locking system to keep contents safe
  • Strong and durable construction

CONS

  • Minimal color schemes available

Capacity

Before buying a marine cooler, an individual needs to analyze their intended uses for it. What may be an ideal marine cooler for a kayak trip, is likely not the same cooler for a multi-day boat trip.

Coolers come in a wide range of sizes, but the three most common brackets are small (daytrip), medium (two days trip), and large (three or more days trip). 

To give a more accurate idea, a small cooler is roughly 20 quarts, a medium is approximately 40, and a large is typically 60+ quarts.  

Portability

The portability of a cooler is a massive factor to consider before purchasing a model to take out on a boat. 

Portability can be broken down into two factors – size and features. The size of the cooler will obviously affect its portability, as a 70+ quart cooler will be far more difficult to transport than say a 20-quart cooler. 

The second contributing factor, which is a cooler’s transport features, can make a big difference. Rope handles, tie-down notches, and locking lids all massively improve the portability of a product (which can be a real game changer). However, nearly all the models found on this boat cooler review already include those factors. 

Additional Features

Over the course of recent years, cooler brands have started to add helpful and interesting features which may ultimately improve the utility of the pieces. 

Although they are not absolute must-haves, some of the additional features now coming standard on the best marine coolers are fish rulers, bottle openers, and space dividers. For the most part, the accessories are just added bonuses, but being able to crack a cold one right off the side of a cooler is a pretty sweet feeling. 

1. What is a marine cooler? And why do I need one?

A marine cooler is a product specifically designed to withstand the barrage of elements when out on a boat. 

To tolerate all the wear and tear on a boat, the best marine coolers are manufactured from a rotational molding process. This process, which involves injecting hot plastic into a mold, constantly rotates the piece to evenly disperse the plastic particles. This even dispersion of the liquid into all points ensures that there are no weak spots or potential cracks, creating an ultra-hard and ultra-durable cooler.

However, marine coolers also contain other key features. These include non-slip grips, latch-based lids, and occasionally fish rulers. The non-slip grips help the cooler stay in place, rather than sliding around on the back deck of a boat, whereas the latch-based lids guarantee that there is always a tight connection. 

Anglers or sportspeople who often head out on a boat are better off with a marine cooler, as they generally perform better in high heat than opposing coolers. The thick layers of insulation associated with marine coolers can help the contents stay cold even when the temperature is well over 100+ degrees. 

2. Marine cooler vs regular cooler: what is the difference?

Marine coolers are slightly larger, bulkier, and more insulated coolers than typical run of the mill coolers. 

Regular coolers are often made from a blow molding process, which creates plastic pieces with hollow interiors. Such a design is suitable for a backyard BBQ, sports game, or other low-key events, but certainly not a long day out on the water. That’s where rotomolded marine coolers come in handy. The ultra-durable construction of these coolers can tolerate both the sun and brutal damage that items on boats often receive. 

Furthermore, marine coolers also offer additional features that are rarely found on regular coolers. Features such as non-slip feet, which elevate the cooler off the ground while also preventing it from sliding around. Regular coolers often skid around surfaces when they aren’t securely latched, which is something that could only happen to marine coolers with wheels, not standard box models. 

3. What size marine cooler would work best for me?

For most anglers, a marine cooler of 40+ quarts is ideal. Marine coolers are often medium to large scale containers, as they must contain food, drinks, and even fish. As such, 20-quart coolers simply can’t offer enough storage space, as even just a few small ocean fish are too large to fit inside. 

On the contrary, 40-quart coolers are an ideal size due to being both mobile and spacious. They contain enough space that handlers can fill them with refreshments but without them being too unbearably heavy. Nevertheless, other slightly larger coolers such as 60- and 70-quart coolers are great options for those heading out for long days on the water. The length of a 70-quart cooler is typically enough to fit whole ocean fish inside, such as salmon or redfish. 100+ quart coolers are useful in some situations, but their practicality makes them less useful than having multiple smaller, and more portable coolers. 

4. Do boat coolers come with a basket inside?

Some brands do offer baskets with their coolers, as a way to separate goods from one another. However, such a feature is largely dependent upon the size of the cooler, and how much storage capacity it has. 

Coolers that offer 50+ quarts of storage are typically large enough to include a divider and basket as they can divide the portions into two 25+ quart sections. This can be handy when aiming to keep fresh fish on one side while still trying to keep food, beverages, or quality sunscreens in the other. In situations such as that, a basket is convenient to keep dry goods elevated above the ice and water.

5. How long can a marine cooler stay cold?

Truthfully, a marine cooler’s ability to retain cold temperatures is directly related to the amount of heat the cooler is exposed to (something that any marine cooler review will vouch for). 

A cooler resting in the back of a boat in Alaska will most definitely retain ice for nearly a week, while even the best boat cooler sitting on the deck of a boat in Florida will succumb to the heat in as little as a few days. 

With that being said, any decent quality cooler should keep ice for at least 24 hours or more, even in the hottest of conditions. 

6. How do I maintain and clean a marine cooler?

The first step to cleaning a marine cooler is to thoroughly rinse it out and wipe away any residue with a cloth. 

Next, handlers should drop one tablespoon of soap, and half a cup baking soda into the open space. The unique combo will kill bacteria, while working to remove odors. After gently being sprinkled around, the interior should be lightly sprayed with water, and forcibly scrubbed with a sponge or dish pad. 

Once the interior has been scrubbed, another rinse is necessary. At this point, Clorox spray can be generously applied to the inside of the container to kill any stubborn bacterial colonies. After 4-8 hours of sitting, the Clorox can be wiped out, and the cooler can safely be stored again. 

If a marine cooler review mentions that a product had odor problems, it is more likely the fault of the purchaser and not the product. 

7. What are the most trusted marine cooler brands?

KONG, YETI, CORDOVA, KENAI, Orca, and BISON create some of the absolute best marine coolers, that any sportsman can get his/her hands on. 

Although Seavilis Milee does offer the best marine cooler for the money, it doesn’t have as quite of an impressive background as the other brands, which have consistently delivered excellent products. The other brands are simply just a bit higher quality – which in the best boat cooler review is sort of like comparing a Mercedes to a Porsche. 

Most importantly, those hunting for American made products can rely upon all the above brands to be made stateside, with the exception of YETI, which only manufactures a portion of its goods in the US. 

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REACH OUT

As always, we create our content with you, fellow adventurers, in mind. So, how’d we do? Did you find this informative? Did it help you make a decision? Did we miss anything? We’d love to hear from you below. Thanks for reading and we hope your next adventure is a great one!

Ryan Hicks

Ryan is a product expert, a degreed international business scholar, and a restless traveler originally from small-town Idaho. Ryan was born into a family of tournament fishermen and equipped with a spincast rod at just 2.5 years old. The love for angling set the hook hard on the young boy, inspiring him to devote the majority of his childhood summers to fish with his father and grandfather. His other key interests include traveling, hiking, reading, and sampling foreign cuisines.

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