Like the old saying goes: a boat is just a hole in the water that you throw money into. Even a used entry level boat typically costs in the thousands of dollars, to say nothing of upgrades and maintenance. No matter whether you own a small johnboat, a center-console fishing vessel, or a weekend runabout, it’s an investment worth protecting. For a boat stored indoors, a protective cover will keep dust and debris out of the console and electronics, while protecting the finish during highway travel. For outdoor storage, a sturdy cover is essential.