So, you’ve finally ticked one box off your bucket list and that’s having your own boat. You are ready to set sail and can’t wait to get everything you need, so you can start on your new adventure. But before putting everything you think you might need or want on your shopping cart, here are some things first-time boat owners will need:
There will be times and seasons where you will need to put your boat out of the waters and protect it from damages caused by the elements. A good cover can extend your boat’s service life by 30%. Choose from a variety of high-quality custom boat covers for sale at your local store. You can ask the staff to add some personal touches to the cover to give it some character.
First Aid Kit
One of the most important things you need on board is a first aid kit. You never know when you’ll get into an accident and a first aid kit will surely come in handy, especially if you are miles away from the shore. Be sure to have all the necessary items such as sterile bandages (in various sizes), gauze pads, antibiotic ointment, eye drops, anti-allergy meds, and more. Keep in mind that it’s always best to be ready should any unexpected event happens.
This is where you can keep essential items, such as your smartphone, flashlight, and the like. It should be waterproof and can easily float. Be sure to test if it is spill-proof before buying it. You can also opt for a dry box if you want to store bigger items.
You might have a lot on your list, but make sure you have these essentials and try not to get too excited about shopping for boating items. You can also ask other boat owners for some tips on what you should prioritize when you get a new boat.