Marine and Boat Batteries
Just as you would need a reliable battery to power your adventure on the road, a marine battery or boat battery is crucial for adventures on the water. The battery system in marine and boating applications provide power for most of the onboard systems including lighting, navigation systems, bilge, fresh water and waste water pumps, entertainment systems and most importantly, the engine starting system.
These marine batteries are specifically designed with the best quality materials, thicker plates and higher vibration resistance to provide strong starting power and long lasting performance. The hard-wearing components of our range of marine batteries and boat batteries are able to withstand the harsh and demanding conditions of the water such as wave pounding and engine vibration.
ACDelco® Marine Batteries
The marine battery range from ACDelco consists of the High Cycling Marine (HCM) and Marine series. The HCM battery range are designed and tested for long lasting deep-cycle use in marine and leisure vehicles. These batteries use wrought lead calcium grids which are more durable and stronger than conventional cast type grids. The ACDelco marine battery range also consists of Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF) batteries and are your dedicated marine starting batteries. All ACDelco boat batteries also come complete with dual terminals to connect all of your marine accessories.
Delkor® Marine Batteries
If you are looking for a maintenance-free marine battery, the Delkor range of marine batteries are a top choice among boating enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand. Delkor marine batteries are built with thicker plates which provide strength, reliable starting power and longer cycle life. The M series marine batteries by Delkor are hassle-free due to the unique PowerFrame® grid technology combined with reliable plates, high strength impact resistance polypropylene casing and patented liquid/ gas separators. The power is yours with top rated Delkor marine batteries.
Predator Marine Batteries
Predator marine batteries are designed and built for marine applications where reliability on the water is paramount. These marine batteries utilise thicker, full frame plates made from high purity lead-calcium alloy. The Predator Maintenance Free Marine (MFM) series are sealed hassle-free batteries best for marine applications equipped with the latest battery technology.
RELiON Lithium Batteries
Rechargeable RELiON lithium-ion marine batteries allow boating enthusiasts longer time on the water making fishing and leisure a breeze. These batteries are lighter, safer and more reliable than lead acid batteries. They perform better in a higher range of temperature environments due to their internal protection system which prevents overloads and short circuits.
Optima Marine Batteries
Optima batteries are known for their easily distinguishable coloured tops. The Bluetop Optima battery is the most suitable choice for marine applications such as fishing boats, speed boats and yachts. Bluetop Optima marine batteries are Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries which provide high performance, exceptional running time, outstanding vibration resistance as well as ability to be installed on a 90 degree angle. If you are a marine enthusiast seeking a sure-starting, strong-cranking and maintenance-free power source, the Bluetop Optima marine battery is the best choice for you.
ALLiON Lithium Batteries
Power your boating adventures with ALLiON Lithium batteries. Safer, lighter and with a longer cycle life (2,000-4,000 cycles) ALLiON batteries will deliver reliable power every time.
Their Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells grant them a wider operating temperature range, while their onboard battery management system controls their power flow. Some models are also available with Bluetooth status monitoring from your smart phone.
Power Your Adventure with Marine Batteries
Be it land or marine vehicles, R&J Batteries carry batteries for all applications. We stock marine batteries and boat batteries from top brands such as ACDelco, Delkor, Predator, RELiON and Optima giving you choice at different price points. Get in touch with the battery experts today to find the right marine battery or boat battery for your application.
Marine Batteries FAQ
There are four different chemical types of marine batteries available in the market: Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), wet cell (flooded), gel cell and lithium. The right marine battery for your vehicle depends on your needs, the capacity, lifespan you are seeking as well as your budget.
If you are boating enthusiast, we understand that getting the best marine battery is paramount. However, when it comes to selecting the best marine battery, you need to take into account various factors such as whether you need a cranking battery or a deep cycle battery, cold cranking amps (CCA) needed, its reserve capacity and its amp hours. Enlist the help of your local R&J Batteries branch when choosing the best marine battery or boat battery for your application.
We strongly recommend using a dedicated marine battery to power your boat or leisure application as standard car batteries won’t have the necessary deep-cycling power or durability.
The terms “marine battery” and “deep cycle battery” are often used interchangeably as they share similar features. Deep Cycle Batteries are built for long lasting, continuous power and can be deeply discharged due to their thicker plates.
Most Marine batteries also have this deep-cycling feature although some are built just as boat starting batteries, or with both starting and deep cycling capabilities. Buying a dedicated marine battery ensures it has the features you need to power your boat and the necessary vibration resistance to make it last.
Marine batteries need to be able to resist vibration from wave pounding and trailer transport unlike car batteries which generally travel on smooth and well-maintained roads. Furthermore, car batteries are specifically designed to deliver bursts of power to crank over and start the engine. The alternator charges the battery during the journey. On the other hand, marine batteries need to have both starting power to crank over high compression engines as well as provide the reserve capacity to run accessories.