Air Dryers Dehumidify Boat Cabins and Consoles

Reduce moisture and control mold and mildew with marine air dryers.

West Marine air dryer with dehumidifier
Air dryers can help keep boat interiors dry.West Marine

When a console interior or cabin remains closed for any length of time, it can develop spots of mildew and mold, as well as a musty smell, due to condensation. Leaving such a space open to air it out can prove impractical because a sudden rain might leave it wetter still. Fortunately, there are simple devices to help keep boat interiors dry. For example, the Davis Air Dryr (­available in two sizes, starting at about $70), the Golden Rod ­Dehumidifier (three sizes, starting at about $29) and West Marine’s Air Dryer with Fan (about $100) use 120-volt AC power to dry air in confined spaces. Star brite’s No Damp Ultra Dome (about $18.50) and the Marykate Moisture ­Control Bag (about $30) use absorbent crystals to draw moisture from the air.