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Boat Safety Kit Requirements and Must-Haves

Breakwater Supply Waterproof Marine First Aid Kit with dry bag on dock

“The safety of the shore.”

That phrase has been spoken and written countless times! As much as you love the water, our bodies aren’t made for it, unless you happen to be part mermaid or merman.

We’re designed for land, so when we leave the safety of that last bit of land before the wet stuff, it’s especially important to have the essentials we need when we’re away from shore.

To stay safe on the water, make sure to carry the basics inside of a fully waterproof storage container. Now, how basic is “basic”? Here’s a quick list:

  • Bandages and wrap (gauze or elastic)
  • Sting relief pads
  • Utility tape (duct tape, or waterproof pvc/electrical tape)
  • Rope (at least 10′)
  • Whistle (absolutely essential!)
  • Compass
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Light

These essentials should cover basic emergencies, however keep in mind that the size of your watercraft and the waters you navigate may lead to your requirements being more official. For example, you may need life jackets, fire extinguishers, and visible and audible distress signals. Having USCG (United States Coast Guard) approved equipment in these situations is vital. Visit for more details.

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Waterproof First Aid Kit for Kayaking, Boating, and the Beach

If you’re looking for a fully waterproof first aid kit for boating or “lake/beach-life,” look no further – our waterproof Marine First Aid Kit comes preloaded with all of the items listed above for basic emergencies. It weighs only 1.3 lbs and includes a heavy-duty locking carabiner to make it easy to clip to a dry bag, kayak, jet-ski, or boat.

It comes in the same type of waterproof dry bag that our Survival First Aid Kit has, while the Marine First Aid Kit is tailored specifically to water emergencies.

Click here to purchase the Breakwater Supply Waterproof Marine First Aid Kit.