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Boating Checklist | Packing the Essentials

Boating Checklist | Packing the Essentials

Boating Checklist | Packing the Essentialsfamily on a prestige yacht

Are you getting ready for an extended boating trip? The last thing you want to do is forget an essential item before embarking on an excursion. Leaving an item/s behind could result in wasted time if you have to go back to retrieve it or create a more hectic trip while underway. Below, you will find a boating trip checklist of all the essentials that will come in handy for any extended boating journey.

Boating Essentials

  • Fenders
  • Tie lines
  • Basic cleaning supplies for interior and exterior
  • Shammy mop
  • Hose and nozzle
  • Second anchor for backup
  • Small tool kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cooler
  • Cases of water & other beverage essentials
    • Examples: sparkling water, choice of beer, wine
  • Bedding & Pillow
  • Towels: beach towels, bath towels & dishtowels
  • Marine Toilet paper
  • Head chemical bottles
  • George Forman grill/ Small portable grill
  • Floats for swimming
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Medications (allergies, motion sickness, etc)
  • Bucket
  • CRC Marine Degreaser
  • Chargers and Chords for Your Electronics
  • Extension cords
  • Duct tape
  • Fans


Galley Essentials | Boating Trip Checklist

  • Keurig & K cups
    • Sugar, creamer, coffee cups
  • Paper products plates, cups, plastic silverware
  • Garbage bags
  • Ziploc bags
  • Kitchen silverware for serving
  • Serving bowls and trays (non-breakable)
  • Aluminum foil/plastic wrap
  • Non-breakable drinkware
  • Paper towels
  • Snacks


All In Check | Boating Trip Checklist

  • Full tank of fuel
  • Systems are in working order
  • Full Water Tank
  • Check all levels and strainers
  • Make sure anchor windlass is operational
  • File a float plan


For more safety information while boating, click to view the articles below.

Boating Safety Guideline for Predeparture & On the Water
Boating In Bad Weather — What You Need To Know
Filing a float plan before embarking on a boating excursion
Ditch bag ideas for boaters
Top Tips for Pets Aboard | Yachting Guide
Disadvantages of Ethanol Fuel & Additives | Boating 101