3 Boating Must-Haves For Starter Captains
When it comes to time on the water, marine enthusiasts understand how a day on the water done right can provide memories that last a lifetime.
Here are 4 must-have items for true marine legends and boating enthusiasts!
1. ONBOARD MARINE-GRADE COOLER
Investing in a reliable ice chest made from fibreglass that is marine-grade and weather resistant is where professional boaters and fishermen start. An ice-cold beverage on a hot day can make the trip, whereas the opposite could break it.
2. MARINE CANVAS BOAT COVER &/OR SHADE POLES
Getting a custom motor cover or full boat cover made from canvas is crucial for protecting your boat from the elements as well as providing shade and protection for you. Ensure you check the quality, finish, durability and fit of the canvas to prevent dry rot from the sun, and if the supplier offers custom patterning, installation and repairs or zipper replacements.
3. BOAT LIGHTS
Night fishing and boating or sunset boating call for proper lighting. Decide between t-tops and fluorescent or LED tube lighting, map, downlights and floodlighting. Enjoy night fishing while meeting Coast Guard requirements by getting proper lighting for your boat so you don’t have to rush back before nightfall when some of the best fishing can happen.
4. BOATING ACCESSORIES
When boating always ensure you have enough life jackets for each guest on your boat. Perhaps consider a garage bag that is sealable for onboard, a safety hose, a swim platform, maybe a flag staff to show your heritage or a paddleboard (SUP) rack for those family outings, dates or with friends.
The best marine masters invest in the right marine supplies to ensure they get the most out of their time on the water. These are the 4 items we highly recommend to consider for your vessel at the start.
Have questions or need some help selecting what's right for your needs and boat? Our team at Birdsall Marine Design will be glad to assist you with your marine supply needs at the sweet spot between comfort, ease, quality and budget meeting.
With over 33 years of supporting marine professionals in Florida in outfitting and customising their dreamboats, let us work together toward making your time on the water the best moments of your life.