Written by Anna Barthelme
July 2017

Serious captains need serious coolers! Whether your keeping your drinks cold, or stashing away your latest catch, no cruise is complete without a cooler that stays cold no matter what the temperature is outside. At Marinalife, we have boating lifestyle experts on standby to share their favorites. Without further ado, here are our top 5 coolers for the high seas.


Hybrid Soft Sided Cooler
First of its kind! Tough like a hard cooler, with the lightweight of a soft cooler.
(aocoolers.com, $269.95)


Standard Class Refrigerator/Freezer
Frigibar’s versatile, all-Fiberglass boat refrigerators & freezers are constructed from the highest-quality marine materials and equipped with a self-contained freezer unit, heated gasket seal to prevent freezing shut, and optional dual temperature control.
(frigibar.com, custom prices available)


Marine Ultra Quantum 52 Roller
This 52-quart wheeled cooler with cup holders combines grippy, non-marking wheels with a full suite of marine-grade features, from UV protection to rustproof stainless-steel hardware.
(igloocoolers.com, $89.99)


The Orion 45
A Renaissance cooler, you might say, that’s ready for just about any outing. Equipped with an interior tray & bottle openers, handy casting platform and can be used as a cushioned seat.
(orioncoolers.com, $449)


The Tundra 65
YETI Tundras are rotational-molded (the same process used to make whitewater kayaks) to ensure impact resistance and long-term durability. Other features include T-latches that keep the lid securely closed, a self-stopping hinge and tie-down slots for mounting.
(yeti.com, $399.99)