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6 Essential Boat Accessories You Should Have

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Jun 17, 2022 03:30 PM EDT

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If you enjoy or like exploring the open waters, then you should consider getting a boat. This gives you the freedom of literally going anywhere or doing anything you like. You could go out on the shore for some good ol' fishing adventure or embark on a short or long voyage. You get to decide. 

Boats are also great places for hanging out with friends, family get-togethers, and informal meetings. This allows you to bond and spend quality time with your friends and family. You also get to meet fellow boaters and bond with them over your shared love for open water. 

Chances are you've given some thought to the accessories you'll need for your new boat. New boats are like a blank canvas waiting for you to make them their own. Below you'll find some essential boat accessories to get after getting your new water cruiser. Here we go. 

1. Prioritize Safety Accessories

The first thing you should get for your boat is safety accessories starting with a basic first aid box. Remember to include items specific to marine conditions such as seasick/motion sickness pills, sunscreen, tweezers, and burn care items in your marine first aid box. 

Life jackets and personal flotation devices should also be onboard and in easily accessible locations. Remember to also have a fire extinguisher and signal flares on your vessel. Ideally, your signal flares shouldn't be more than 42 months old to ensure they function well in case of emergencies. Safety is paramount when it comes to your boat, and you should ensure you have all the important safety accessories. 

2. The Fun Stuff

Why have a boat if you don't have the fun stuff to entertain yourself? Get some floats, tow tubes, and diving boards. You don't have to spend all your time onboard. Jump into the refreshing water and let off all those accumulated stress. Diving boards provide a secure and safe spot to jump off your vessel s0 you should consider installing one. 

The fun stuff isn't complete without a mounted grill. Whether it is the fish you caught, steaks, or burgers, mounted grills allow you to enjoy some delicacies on your boat. Remember to follow the safety tips for grills which include not grilling while the boat is in motion and never leaving a grill unattended. 

3. The aesthetics

Remember we said your boat is like a black canvas waiting for your personal touch? There are different ways you can personalize your vessel. And it all starts with the lighting. Replace that terrible fluorescent lighting with stunning ceiling lights. 

The floors of your boats also allow you to shine, so you should put some thought into your boat carpeting. Thankfully, there are several fancy marine-grade carpets available for you to choose from. Don't forget your windows and choose a suitable window covering. 

Decorate the walls and infuse luxurious accessories like comfortable beddings, sitting furniture, and pillows. You can even put a potted plant in the different sections of the boat to add a natural feel.

4. Personal Items

Since you'll be spending time on your vessel, you need to have some personal supplies. You'll need a dry bag (test that it's actually waterproof) to store your electronics, wallet, and keys. You'll also need boat shoes and solar-powered chargers. Dedicated boat shoes are water-resistant, drain easily, and have a sturdy tread pattern. 

Having a cooler or two ensures you have a place to store drinks and food items. After all, you'll need to eat and stay hydrated while cruising the waters. 

5. Fishing Accessories

If you are a fishing enthusiast, you'll have to get some accessories to get your fishing sessions started on the right foot. A fish finder will help you locate good fishing spots and improve your chances of catching fish. Rod holders will secure your fishing rods while you attend to other tasks, and fish coolers will preserve and store your hauls. 

6. More Fun Stuff

Music can help brighten the mood and atmosphere on your boat. So, invest in a quality waterproof Bluetooth speaker and listen to your favorite music as you cruise the waters. 

Have some snorkeling gear handy for when you want to explore the underwater world. The scenery underwater is a beautiful thing to behold. Typical snorkeling gear includes a snorkel, fins, and mask. 

You should install GPS on your boat for easy navigation. GPS also allows you to see other boats on your radar. The other boaters can see you, too, and it may come in handy in case of an emergency. 

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