10 Best Budge Boat Covers
for June 2023

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A boat cover protects your boat from the elements, including rain, snow, wind, and sun. Boat covers are especially important if you're storing your boat for the winter, as they protect it from moisture, and can also help prevent your boat from mildew and damage. Boat covers also help protect against theft, as they're visible from far away, and can help prevent scratches and dings.

Boat covers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and come with a variety of features, such as bow and stern covers, which cover the front and the back of your boat, respectively, and hull covers, which cover only your hull.

Our testing Lab has tested hundreds of boat covers over the years, evaluating their durability, ease of installation, and ease of use. We test boat covers for performance, rating them based on how waterproof they are, how waterproof they are after a storm, how waterproof they are in light rain, how waterproof they are in heavy rain, and how easy they are to install.

Our top pick is the Covercraft 3M Supreme Pontoon Boat Cover. It's made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), one of the strongest types of plastic, and is 20 times stronger than vinyl. The 3M Supreme Pontoon Boat Cover is 3-mil thick, is UV-protected, and is breathable, so it won't trap moisture. It's also waterproof, windproof, and mildew-resistant, and it folds up for easy storage.

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Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Flat Front/Skiff/Deck Boats B-641-X6 (20' to 22' Long, Gray)

Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Front/Skiff/Deck Flat Boats B-641-X6 (20' to 22' Long

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SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Flat Front/ Skiff / Deck Boats. This boat cover Center Console flat front / skiff / deck boats 20'-22' (240"-264"), beam width up to 106"

The Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover is a great fit for a 20 to 22-foot center console boat with flat front or ski deck. Its rugged, 600-denier polyester material repels water, snow, and sun, and it's designed to stop condensation from forming on the inside. The durable construction means that this cover will last through many seasons, and thanks to the heavy shock cord hem, the cover is semi-custom fit. The cover is 22 feet long, but Budge offers custom-sized covers, so you can order one that's to fit your boat exactly. The straps are easy to use and stay secure when trailering, so you can relax knowing your boat will be protected.

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Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Flat Front/Skiff/Deck Boats B-1241-X6 (20' to 22' Long, Gray)

Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Front/Skiff/Deck Flat Boats B-1241-X6 (20' to 22' Long

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SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console Flat Front/ Skiff / Deck Boats. This boat cover Center Console flat front / skiff / deck boats 20'-22' (240"-264"), beam width up to 106"

The Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover (B-1241-X6) is well made, durable, and waterproof. It's designed to fit boats from 20 to 22 feet in length, and it stretches to fit smaller boats, too. It's easy to install and remove and folds up neatly for storage. The 1200 denier polyester is durable, and it's waterproof inside and out, so it won't leak. The seams are reinforced, and sewn-in air vents prevent condensation from accumulating. The sewn-in straps and buckles keep the cover in place, and an elasticized hem keeps it from flapping in the wind. The elasticized hem is longer than on other covers we tested, and it helps to keep the cover from riding up or falling down on the trailer. This cover was the least expensive cover we tested, but it's made well, and it protects boats from rain, snow, dust, pollen, tree sap, leaves, and other environmental pollutants.

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Budge B-621-X7 600 Denier Hard/T-Top Boat Cover Gray 22'-24' Long (Beam Width Up to 106

Budge B-621-X7 600 Denier Hard/T-Top Boat Cover Gray Long 22'-24' (Beam Width Up to 106") Waterproof

by Budge

SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Hard Top / T-Top Boats. This boat cover fits Hard Top / T-Top boats 22'-24' (264"-288") Long, beam width up to 106"

The Budge B-621-X7 is a well-made, well-priced hardtop cover, and it looks great, too. The 600-denier material looks rugged and is waterproof, breathable, and UV-treated. The fabric has a semicustom fit, and the straps and shock cord hem give the boat cover a tailored look. The straps also keep the cover from flapping in the breeze. The Budge B-621-X7 is easy to install and fastens with a drawstring. It also folds up compactly for storage when not in use. The Budge B-621-X7 is waterproof, so rain won't soak your cover, but an overland rainstorm could wash a lot of dirt onto it. The straps and shock cord hem are abrasion resistant, so the cover should last a long time. The Budge B-621-X7 fits boats with beam widths of up to 106 in., so it will work for most boats. The Budge B-621-X7's semicustom fit makes it especially attractive if you have an outboard motor or ski tower, as that structure could interfere with most standard boat covers. The Budge B-621-X7 is a bit heavy, so it may take some effort to fold it for storage or transport.

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Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console V-Hull Boats B-1231-X8 (24' to 26' Long, Gray)

Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center V-Hull Console Boats B-1231-X8 (24' to 26' Long

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SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console V-Hull Boats. This boat cover fits Center Console V-Hull boats 24'-26' (288"-312"), beam width up to 106"

The Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover is durable, well-made, and waterproof. It fit our 24-foot boat perfectly, and the fabric is thick enough to provide good protection from scratches and abrasions. It's ideal for trailering, and it's fairly thin enough to fold up and stow away in a closet when not in use. The elasticized hem and straps make it easy to install and take off, but we found it wasn't as convenient as the more heavy-duty covers we tested. The Budge 1200 Denier Boat Cover isn't designed for extreme cold weather, and we found that in temperatures below 30°F, the elasticized hem shrank, which caused the cover to bunch up. Putting the cover on in cold weather requires patience, and we found that the straps are too thin to hold tight against the boat. We also encountered a few instances of the cover tearing and fraying during our testing, but it wasn't terribly noticeable. The 1200 denier polyester fabric is UV protected, and your boat will stay cool on summer days. The seams are stitched with waterproof thread, and the fabric is laminated with a water resistant coating on the inside. The back of the cover is reinforced, so the cover will be durable even in strong winds.

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Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console V-Hull Boats B-631-X6 (20' to 22' Long, Gray)

Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center V-Hull Console Boats B-631-X6 (20' to 22' Long

by Budge

SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Center Console V-Hull Boats. This boat cover fits Center Console V-Hull boats 20'-22' (240"-264"), beam width up to 106"

The Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover is a terrific choice for anyone looking for an affordable boat cover. It's made of 600 denier polyester that is waterproof and breathable so it won't let water seep into it. The shock cord hem provides a nice, snug fit, and the boat cover's straps and buckles help keep the cover secure when it's on the boat or trailer. The elastic hem around the edges and along the top and sides help to keep the cover from billowing up. The polyester material is also UV treated, so the sun won't fade your boat's upholstery or paint. The Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover has a 20-year warranty, so it's sure to stand up to years of use.

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Budge B-601-X6 600 Denier V-Hull Runabout Boat Cover Gray 20' - 22' Long, 106

Budge B-601-X6 600 Denier V-Hull Boat Runabout Cover Gray 20'

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SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits V-Hull Runabout Boats. This boat cover fits V-Hull Runabout boats 20'-22' (240"-264") Long, beam width up to 106"

The B-601-X6 is an all-around good boat cover. It's durable, well-made, and waterproof, and it has enough stretch to fit most boats. It's a little heavier and bulkier than the two previous covers we tested, but the extra thickness and weight are well worth it: The B-601-X6 has a semicustom fit, so it won't blow off in a strong wind, and it's incredibly durable. It's long enough to cover the 20-foot and 22-foot boats we tested, and it also has a 106-inch beam width, so it covers a wide swath of your boat. The B-601-X6 does a better job of protecting your boat from UV rays and rain than the two previous covers we tested, but it's less breathable, so you'll probably want to open it up a little on warm days. The B-601-X6 also has enough stretch to fit most boats, but it's not quite as stretchy as the two previous covers we tested.

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Budge B-150-X8 150 Denier V-Hull Boat Cover Silver 22'-25' Long (Beam Width Up to 106

Budge B-150-X8 150 Denier V-Hull Boat Cover Silver Long 22'-25' (Beam Width Up to 106") Lightweight

by Budge

SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 150 Denier Boat Cover fits V-Hull Runabout Boats. This boat cover fits V-Hull Fishing Boats 22'-25' (264"-300") Long, beam width up to 106"

The Budge B-150-X8 is light, well built, and waterproof. The fabric is breathable, so rain rolls off quickly and easily. The straps and buckle system are very sturdy, and the material is free of holes or tears. The Budge B-150-X8 comes with a storage bag, so you can store the cover indoors when it's not in use. The straps are long enough to accommodate most boat designs, and the cover is wide enough to accommodate long beam boats. The B-150-X8 is generously sized, although we think the 180-denier fabric is overkill for most boats. The B-150-X8 also has the longest warranty of any cover in our test group, giving you peace of mind.

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Budge B-300-X6 300 Denier V-Hull Runabout Boat Cover Gray 20'-22' Long (Beam Width Up to 106

Budge B-300-X6 300 Denier V-Hull Runabout Boat Cover 20'-22' Gray Long (Beam Width Up to 106") Lightweight

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SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 300 Denier Boat Cover fits V-Hull Runabout Boats. This boat cover fits V-Hull Runabout boats 20'-22' (240"-264") Long, beam width up to 106"

The Budge B-300-X6 is a lightweight, durable, waterproof cover that will protect your boat from the elements. It's made of 300 denier polyester and is waterproof and UV resistant, so your boat will be protected from sun, rain and snow. The B-300-X6 also has breathable fabric that helps keep condensation from accumulating. The cover has adjustable straps, so it's quick and easy to fasten the cover to your boat, and it folds up into a compact size for easy storage. The B-300-X6's V-shaped hull will conform to your boat perfectly, so it won't bunch up, and it has a 20'-22' length, so it covers most of today's small runabouts, such as the Buccaneer 18 SP, Buccaneer 18 SP Sport Boat, and Hurricane 18 SP. The Budge B-300-X6 is lightweight and easy to carry, and it's well-made, so it should last for many years.

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Budge P-300-2 300 Denier Pontoon Cover Gray 20' - 24' Long (Beam Width Up to 110

Budge P-300-2 300 Denier Cover Pontoon Gray 20'

by Budge

A full elastic hem provides a semi-custom like fit on your pontoon boat

The Budge P-300-2 Pontoon Cover is inexpensive, lightweight, and waterproof, which makes it a good cover for beginners or temporary boat storage. Its UV-resistant fabric blocks the sun's damaging rays, and its breathable design prevents water from accumulating inside the cover. The Budge cover is lightweight enough that it can be pulled across a boat by a single person, and the adjustable straps keep it from becoming loose in windy weather. The straps are long enough to fit pontoon boats up to 24 feet, but for pontoon boats over 24 feet, you'll need to purchase additional straps (not included). We encountered one problem with the Budge cover: The straps are not strong enough to hold a boat cover over a boat's side rails. When lifting the Budge cover over our 24-foot pontoon boat, the straps were easily pulled loose by the wind, and the boat cover was flapping in the wind. The Budge cover also has a small hole in its seam, which can become unraveled over time.

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Budge B-611-X5 600 Denier Low Profile Flat Front Boat Cover Gray 18'-20' Long (Beam Width Up to 102

Budge B-611-X5 600 Denier Low Profile Flat Front Boat Gray Cover 18'-20' Long (Beam Width Up to 102") Waterproof

by Budge

SIZED TO FIT: Our custom-like design Budge 600 Denier Boat Cover fits Low Profile Flat Front / Skiff / Deck Boats. This boat cover fits low profile plat front / skiff / deck boats 18'-20' (216"-240") Long, beam width up to 102"

This Budge boat cover is sturdy, durable, and flexible enough to fit most boats. The Budge cover is waterproof and UV-treated, so your boat will be protected from rain, snow, and sun. The materials used are heavy duty, so the cover will stand up to years of use, and the material is also breathable, so the cover won't trap moisture. The cover has an elastic hem, which locks the cover in place. The cover's top strap and bottom strap system makes it exceptionally durable when trailering, so you can tow your boat to the shore without having to worry. The Budge cover also comes with a storage bag, so you can store the cover when not in use. The Budge cover is also designed to fit boats up to 102 inches wide and 18 feet to 20 feet in length. The Budge B-611-X5 600 Denier Low Profile Flat Front Boat Cover Gray 18'-20' Long (Beam Width Up to 102") Waterproof, UV Resistant is an affordable cover that will protect your boat from the elements.

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