A bumper boat for use on a boat dock includes a bumper body and a frame. The frame includes uprights and connectors that interconnect the uprights and permit the frame to deflect when a force is applied to the boat bumper. The body includes a base and a roller insert that is rotatably received within the base. The base and roller insert are plastic and include a phosphorescent material that permits the bumper body to be viewed in low-light conditions.
A boat bumper for attachment to a boat securement in which a boat is secured, said boat bumper comprising: a bumper body attachable to the boat securement and configured to engage the boat within the boat securement, said bumper body including a substantially rigid base and a cylindrical roller, said roller including a circumferential contacting surface operable to engage the boat, said base presenting a socket rotatably receiving the roller therein such that the roller is operable to rotate relative to the base in response to engagement with the boat, said socket being dimensioned and configured so that the base extends about at least half of the contacting surface to thereby retain the roller within the socket.
Additionally, the prior art bumper boats can be dangerous and ineffective. Prior art bumpers, particularly those that incorporate a roller, present locations where fingers or clothing can become unsafely pinched or snagged. The prior art bumpers are also generally difficult for a boat operator to see and, thus, inhibit safe docking of the boat. Accordingly, there is a need for an improved boat bumper that does not suffer from these problems and limitations.