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Guide To Choosing Marine Storage Boxes

All boats have organization and built-in storage features. But in reality, no matter how big the boat, there never seems to be enough stowage options available. Every nook easily fills up with fishing gear, watersports equipment, boating accessories and random stuff brought on trips.

Additional storage is often required to de-clutter and optimise boat space. Here’s where marine storage boxes come in handy.  These versatile storage items will keep your stuff out of the elements but still within easy reach.

Marine storage boxes provide a safe and secure place for all of your boating essentials and tools. Since they are water-tight, they are especially useful for keeping manuals, reference cards, extra cash or your stash of sandpapers dry as well as easily accessible. These versatile boxes can also be used for keeping your catch of the day fresh or your party drinks cold, or for safekeeping small stuff that tend to get lost or broken. Of course, they will also keep your snacks, blankets, towels and gadgets dry even in extreme boating or weather conditions. You can also use these storage boxes as extra seats or step stools since they are built to hold a lot of weight and can endure knocks.

Now, not all marine storage boxes are built the same. So we’re giving you some tips on choosing the right on for your boat.


Standard boat storage boxes are usually made of fiberglass, which makes them extremely strong and able to hold well even in severe conditions. There are a number of problems for this type though, and one is that these aren’t one-piece containers. They have seams where leaks could occur. Fiberglass is labour intensive to manufacture and requires a special barrier to prevent corrosion, which make it expensive.

Other marine storage boxes are made of polyethylene, which is a comparably strong but relatively cheaper material. withstThese are usually seamless one-piece containers that are far less likely to leak. The Tyson Handyman Storage Boxes, in particular, use a special kind of polyethylene which is UV stabilized to withstand UV degradation. This makes them weatherproof, which is perfect for marine applications. They have been tested to withstand knocks and impacts without breaking.

Both fiberglass and polyethylene storage boxes have a watertight seal as well as stainless steel latches and hinges for waterproofing.


Yes, boat storage boxes come in shapes other than the usual rectangle. There are triangular storage boxes for utilizing those odd nooks when space is really tight. Many say these are easier to install and more versatile. But if you need a good amount of secure storage, we recommend the regular shaped storage. Rectangle boxes butt up against each other nicely.


The size totally depends on what you’re planning to stow.  There are definitely a wide range of options where size matters. Apart from size, boat storage boxes can have different configurations. Some have trays inside for easy organizing, double lids for easy access, inbuilt drinks holder or other features that make life onboard a breeze.

To learn more about your marine storage box options, see our range of marine storage boxes here or contact us on 0800 768 284.

Plastic fishing supplies and bins

Show me a kiwi who doesn’t love fishing and I’ll show you an eskimo who doesn’t love ice. Okay I may be going a bit far there but let’s admit it, Kiwis love fishing. We at Rotational Plastics understand that passion and have come up with a fantastic option for your fishing needs. Our range of plastic fishing supplies and bins is not just any old plastic rubbish its built and designed by kiwis for kiwis and its built to last. Our products are UV stabilised so they stand up to New Zealand’s harsh sun, its resistant to most chemicals and oils, it can be easily cleaned with pressure or a steam wash, and best of all it won’t rust, rot or splinter. Our one piece moulding provides superior strength and weather protection.

Our quality plastic range are much lighter to handle compared to ordinary metal options and the like. Why go heavy when you can go fishing_supplies_and_binsquality plastic? At the moment we have a range of bait boards, buoys, and storage boxes. For example, our bait boards range from a 460L x 340W x 50H to a 610L x 490W x 170H. Our buoys include the Fergibuoy Junior 250D x 620H and the Mussel float 760D x 1100H. In our storage section you can find the Tyson Handyman 455 with tray to our Tyson Toolbox 1.8Metre with tray.

Best of all we have a custom design service, if you have something in mind that you would love to make into a reality we can help. We offer engineered solutions and state of the art production. We can help you whether it is for personal or commercial use and since we have been specialising in the design and manufacture of rotationally moulded plastic products for nearly 30 years you can trust us to know what we are doing.

So next time you are looking for fishing products, look us up, or if you have an idea you want made into a reality, look us up, and next time you take the boat out, look me up, I’m there.

No Where To Store Your Fishing Gear? You Need Marine Plastic Storage Boxes!

Are you constantly struggling when you go fishing to store all your gear and catch? Sick of wooden crates splitting and falling apart after getting wet? Why not consider plastic marine storage boxes?

marine_plastic_storage_boxesPlastic storage boxes for marine use are purposefully designed to be in the fishing environment. Whether you operate a commercial vessel or just like to spend a Sunday afternoon with your mates fishing, you need the right gear to make a good catch. And these boxes will last and last no matter what kind of abuse they are subject to.

Being plastic, they are unaffected by water meaning that they won’t split or rot over time. Not only is this more reliable and convenient for you but it saves you money not having to replace your equipment all the time. And they won’t fail on your when you are out on the water. They are also lightweight yet very sturdy, making them easy to carry and take with you.

See our range of plastic marine storage boxes here and update your fishing gear today!