20 Must-Have Safety Equipment Items (Our Guide)

Boating is a great pastime and making sure your boat is outfitted with the items below will make the difference between having a great day on the water or an abrupt end to a trip. In more serious case scenarios, situations could even become life threatening without the right boat accessories – being over prepared is never a bad idea.

Here is a list of the essential must-have items to have on board before leaving the dock this 2022 season:

  • Life Jackets – PFDs
  • Throwable Flotation Device
  • Updated Vessel Registration + Insurance Documentation
  • Current Fire Extinguisher
  • Spare Clothes
  • Extra Food & Water
  • First Aid Kit + Medicine
  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellant
  • Bailing Device
  • Signal Horn / Whistle
  • Hand-held Spotlight
  • Flares / Flare Gun
  • VHF Radio
  • Binoculars
  • Hand-held Compass
  • Basic Tools + Knife
  • Paddles
  • Snorkel & Mask
  • Anchor & Rope


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