Boating Essentials For Your Next Boat Trip

SailingWhat to Bring on Your Boat

There is no better way to take advantage of the warm spring and summer temperatures than heading out on the water for a day of boating. While getting ready for a full day of boating can seem tireless, the payoff is worth it. Before you back down the launch ramp, make sure to gather these boating essentials.

  • Registration – just like your car, you need to carry a valid boat registration with you at all times while you are out on the water.
  • Life jackets – you are required to have as many life jackets on board as people. Before you launch your boat, make sure that you have a life jacket that will properly fit everyone.
  • Waterproof camera – you are sure to see many beautiful sights while on the water that you may want to capture, as well as documenting fun family activities. Bringing a waterproof camera can help to make sure that you are able to document these moments without worrying about your camera breaking.
  • Cooler – stock your cooler with plenty of water and snacks to keep you hydrated and satisfied while on the water. If you are planning on catching fish, make sure to bring a designated cooler to keep the fish in.
  • Marine radio – while out on the water, you may not be able to get cell phone reception. If you get stuck or break down, a marine radio can be all that you have to call for help.
  • Fire extinguisher – you are required to keep a fire extinguisher on your boat at all times. Make sure that everyone on board knows how to properly use it.
  • Sunscreen – with the bright spring and summer sun, it is easy to get sunburnt while on the water all day. Sunscreen will protect you from a dangerous and painful sunburn.

It is also important to look over your boat insurance policy to make sure that you have the right amount of protection. Contact Alliance Group in Fairport, New York for all of your boat insurance coverage needs.