Whether you’re a newcomer who’s sprung for a weekend boat rental or you’re an experienced owner with a reserved space at the marina, it's always important to keep safety in mind when you head out to sea. Here are 5 essential pieces of equipment to bring with you when you go boating this year.
The statistics on lifejacket safety don't lie. When you go boating, every person on the boat needs to have a lifejacket that fits properly. It's a good idea to keep spare life jackets on board as well, just in case.
Communication is key in the event of an emergency. A marine VHF radio, cell phone with reception, and emergency locator should all be brought on board before you depart.
Anchor and Rope
With a rope and anchor, you'll be able to secure the boat after leaving the marina. Err on the side of having too much rope, as it has a variety of safety and recreational functions and may be necessary in the event of an accident.
Even when it's the middle of the day and the sun is high, flares are crucial in helping other people locate your position when you've gone astray.
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit should prepare you for just about any situation. It should include sun block, band aids, sea sickness remedies, blankets, gauze, and more. By choosing wisely, you can buy a kit that covers just about everything.
At Boat Tree Marina, we want our customers to enjoy the water responsibly. That's why we provide you with top quality boat sales and boat rentals in Orlando; our boats are safe, reliable, and fun. To learn more about our business, feel free to call us at (888) 485-9883.