I've used all kinds of batteries, but they all eventually die unless you can prevent them from being discharged. What has been more useful for me than trickle charging is a battery cutoff switch like the kind a few forum sponsors sell, or otherwise get one made for boats.
My current PC680 has lasted 3-4 years with a cutoff switch.
'05 Lotus Elise: RS134 Monolites, Nitron Singles, Monoballs, V2 arms, RTD2 brace, Innovative motor mounts, V2 tank, GPan, Larini 8", TransCables, LumosHID, GiroDisc, Ferodo DS2500, etc.
'16 Porsche Cayman GT4