When it comes to enjoying all the many pleasures of owning a boat, there are certain things to keep in mind. In the same way you probably want to keep a pair of jumper cables in the back of your car, there are some things that you just don’t want to forget when you head out on the water. From safety to enjoyment, read on for essential things you need to remember to keep on your boat!


Life is unpredictable, so anything can happen when you’re out on the water. The best thing you can do is be prepared for it! Keeping you and your family safe ensure that your day on the boat is the best it can possibly be. Check out this list of essentials you don’t need to forget when getting the boat ready to go. 

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit
  • Screwdriver
  • Duct Tape


Everyone loves to have some fun on the water! The beautiful waters of Florida provide an array of opportunities for family fun. From showing off your wakeboarding skills to floating on your favorite inner tube, sometimes boat days are the best day. But there are some things that you probably shouldn’t forget. Check out these items that could potentially ruin the fun if you accidentally leave them at home. 

  • Towels 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Snacks
  • Drinking Water
  • Sunglasses

For start to finish, boat days are meant to make you happy, and keeping these items onboard will ensure that you can enjoy your day on the boat without any hiccups. Whether you’re bringing home a fish or bringing home some worn out kiddos, we hope that however you choose to enjoy the luxuries of your boat will be thanks to the things you remembered to bring aboard. And when you’re ready to find the perfect boat to enjoy every boat day with, swing by Mariner Marine, and our experts will find the perfect fit for you and your family!

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