When it comes to taking precautions on your yacht, there are some things that should never be left off from the yacht. Whether you own a world class luxury yacht or a smaller vessel, safety is key. Some of those things include the presence of a first aid kit. It does not matter how safe you consider yourself to be and how some things could never happen to you, there could be a time that you would need to have a first aid kit on hand. For instance, yachting safety requires that you be safe at all times when parked in a harbor or when out to sea. No matter what, life jackets should be nearby; a blow up raft should be right behind and clean drinking water. All of these things can make yachting safer for everyone.
You might come across a broken down boat sometime where their boaters are stranded and injured. If you do not have the first aid kit, there is not much that you can do for them. You should carry sunscreen in your first aid kit as well as ointment to place onto a sun burn to soothe the burn. Once you have these things, your next step is the Marine Radio. This radio is going to make sure that you have a way to communicate with people back on the dry land. You should always make sure that you are not the only person on board a yacht when it is not docked in the harbor because what happens if there is an accident and it leaves you unable to answer or use the marine radio? This is just a couple of areas of yachting safety that you should know prior to your yachting adventure.