Buying a boat is often the dream of many people, and unfortunately not many people get the chance to own one due to the various costs associated with it. Not only do you have to pay the initial cost of buying the boat, but you must also regularly maintain it which can be costly and time consuming.

Furthermore, you must also buy some essential equipment’s for your boat to ensure that it is safe and ready to use.

In this blog, I will be listing 4 ESSENTIAL equipment’s that you need to buy for your boat.




VHF Radio



A Very-High Frequency (VHF) marine radio is undisputedly important for boaters. It is one of the first things that an aspiring boater should buy before anything else because it is an essential communication tool for navigation and safety. Traditionally, in terms of usage channel 16 is the channel that you should tune in to for communication on the VHF radios.

When deciding what type of VHF radios to buy, it is ideal that you choose a reputable brand of radios that will deliver high quality, such as the GME marine radios.






First Aid Kit


The first aid kit is also another important product to have on your boat. The reason why it is important is because it can help you in cases of emergencies.

As much as we try to be careful, accidents can happen at any time while we are boating and being prepared for them is extremely essential to ensuring the safety of yourself and your team.




A first aid kit should contain the following items:

  • Antiseptic
  • Medical adhesive tape
  • Gauze sponges
  • Normal Bandages
  • Motion-sickness bags
  • Butterfly bandages etc.



Life Jackets



Life jackets are an essential item for every boat. It is an important boat safety precaution that is a legal requirement for most parts of the world.

The reason why it is so important is because it is a life-saving equipment as it prevents people from drowning. When you are looking to purchase life jackets to be placed on your boat, it is essential that you take into precaution the sizes of the life jackets to ensure that it fits with you and your crew. If the sizes of the life jackets are not correct, it could have an impact on its effectiveness.

Last but not least, it is also important to choose life jackets that cab be seen in the dark in cases where accidents happen at night to improve your ability to be seen by others.


Air horns


Air horns were created with the purpose of creating a loud noise to improve signally between long-distances when other methods fail. It is commonly used as a signally or warning device on ships and other vehicles.

It is important that your boat have air horns because it serves as a valuable back-up in cases where electronic devices fail to work for you or the other party.





Do you think that we’ve left out any other important equipment’s that are a must have on your boat? Let us know in the comments below!