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Boat safety equipment to have!

Actualizado: 6 mar 2023


Super Yachts Tied Up

Boat safety equipment is any device or material that is used to help keep people safe while they are on a boat either for pleasure or working. Boat safety equipment is important because it can help to prevent injuries and even deaths while people are out on the water.


Life Jackets

Person with life jacket on in the middle of the ocean

Wearing a suitable life jacket is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe while boating. Life jackets are designed to keep your head above water if you fall overboard, and they can also provide warmth in cold water. Make sure that everyone on board your boat has access to a life jacket that fits properly. A good choice of life jackets can be purchased from Watersports Warehouse .


Fire extinguishers

Fire extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are another important piece of safety equipment for boats. If a fire starts onboard, having a fire extinguisher can help to put it out quickly and prevent it from spreading. All boats should have at least one well maintained fire extinguisher onboard, and it is a good idea to have more than one in case of a big fire and if your boat is a large vessel, it will need multiple extinguishers. Fire protection shop have a good range of specific boat fire extinguishers.


Flares

A flare

Flares are another important safety item for boats. If your boat becomes lost or disabled, setting off a flare can help rescuers to find you. Again, It is a good idea to have several flares on board, as well as a whistle or horn to attract attention. Pirates Cave Chandlery supply a good range of flares for all sizes of boats.



First aid kits

First aid kit

First aid kits are also an important part of boat safety equipment. Having a kit onboard can help you to deal with minor injuries until you can get medical help. Make sure that your first aid kit is well-stocked and that everyone on board knows how to use it. Force 4 can supply you with the first aid kits that you may require.




Safety for mooring tie up device

GROUNDGRAB

One special bit of safety equipment that is not know about yet is the ground grab. Health and safety of all crew and passengers is paramount and to this extent GROUNDLINE GRAB is a must for all middle to superyacht size boats. This device prevents serious injury to crew when transferring mooring groundline from winch to cleat under tension.


Boat safety is important for everyone who steps foot on a boat. By taking some simple precautions and having the right equipment onboard, you can help to keep yourself and your fellow boaters safe while enjoying the time out on the water.

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Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown
Jun 18, 2022

Great Blog, The safety device looks like it needs to be on all big boats!

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