A family with two children is sitting at the dinner table on a yacht. The father stands at the table with coffee cup.
A family with two children is sitting at the dinner table on a yacht. The father stands at the table with coffee cup.

Special needs for a boating vacation


Boat vacation will be the best for a quiet vacation. You need to take the necessary precautions so that this vacation is not interrupted and you do not have any problems. A cruise is a safe thing, but you should still make sure that you and your guests enjoy the highest level of safety.


Safety on the boat


Man in water desperately grabs lifeguard ring to save himself

One of the most important points during a boating vacation is safety. No matter how careful you are, while you are boating, you can be exposed to various risks as a result of undesirable situations. You must fully comply and apply the list of materials that should be on the boat.

Safety on the boat


Man in water desperately grabs lifeguard ring to save himself

One of the most important points during a boating vacation is safety. No matter how careful you are, while you are boating, you can be exposed to various risks as a result of undesirable situations. You must fully comply and apply the list of materials that should be on the boat.



Life jackets for adults and children


Family with two children on a boat. The children are wearing life jackets.

A life jacket is one of the most important materials to have on your boat. In case of a fall into the water, even if you can swim, it is necessary to use a life jacket, as it provides a simple and practical solution to stay afloat. Life jackets are also distinguished according to different characteristics. Therefore, when choosing a life jacket, you should pay attention to certain features. The most common types of life jackets are the following:

  • 24 g - 24 g: These models are mostly used for children.

  • 33 g - 33 g: It has a tube that contains carbon dioxide gas and is used in life jackets for adults.

  • 60g - 60g: It has carbon dioxide gas and is used for adults between 250 N - 300 N models.

Life jackets for adults and children


Family with two children on a boat. The children are wearing life jackets.

A life jacket is one of the most important materials to have on your boat. In case of a fall into the water, even if you can swim, it is necessary to use a life jacket, as it provides a simple and practical solution to stay afloat. Life jackets are also distinguished according to different characteristics. Therefore, when choosing a life jacket, you should pay attention to certain features. The most common types of life jackets are the following:

  • 24 g - 24 g: These models are mostly used for children.

  • 33 g - 33 g: It has a tube that contains carbon dioxide gas and is used in life jackets for adults.

  • 60g - 60g: It has carbon dioxide gas and is used for adults between 250 N - 300 N models.

ABS: Refers to the material that the buckles of the life jackets are made of. It is stronger than plastic. Air Only: This means that the life jacket can only be used when it is filled with gas. Auto: Refers to a life jacket that opens automatically when it comes in contact with water. Manual: These are life jackets that do not open automatically when in contact with water and must be opened using a rope. Buoyancy: Indicates the degree of buoyancy of the life jacket. It is expressed by the number N, 10 Newton means 1 KG of buoyancy. Belt: Indicates whether a safety belt is present or not.a



Lifeguard ring


Empty boat with two oars and a life ring drifts on the water.

Although you think that life jacket and life ring are the same, they are quite different. You should wear the life jacket like a vest. The life jacket can be held in case of falling into the water by carrying it from the boat. Boats with a length of less than 7 meters and a speed of less than 7 knots are not required to wear a life jacket. Any boat less than 15 meters in length must have a life preserver. Boats between 15 and 24 meters in length must have at least two lifeguards, each with a salvo. Although these figures are the minimum, it is of great benefit if every boat is equipped with a lifebuoy to protect against possible risks.

Lifeguard ring


Empty boat with two oars and a life ring drifts on the water.

Although you think that life jacket and life ring are the same, they are quite different. You should wear the life jacket like a vest. The life jacket can be held in case of falling into the water by carrying it from the boat. Boats with a length of less than 7 meters and a speed of less than 7 knots are not required to wear a life jacket. Any boat less than 15 meters in length must have a life preserver. Boats between 15 and 24 meters in length must have at least two lifeguards, each with a salvo. Although these figures are the minimum, it is of great benefit if every boat is equipped with a lifebuoy to protect against possible risks.



Fire extinguisher


White figure with safety helmet sits on fire extinguisher.

There is a fire extinguisher on the boat you will be using. As a precaution, check the fire extinguisher and have it available if it is not. Boats with one or more engines must have one 6-pound fire extinguisher per engine in the engine room or outside the engine area. Boats with cabins should have one 2-kilogram pipe per cabin and boats with a galley should have one 2-kilogram pipe per galley. At the same time, care should be taken to comply with the necessary maintenance of fire extinguishers and that they have various certificates, and they should be checked every year.

Fire extinguisher


White figure with safety helmet sits on fire extinguisher.

There is a fire extinguisher on the boat you will be using. As a precaution, check the fire extinguisher and have it available if it is not. Boats with one or more engines must have one 6-pound fire extinguisher per engine in the engine room or outside the engine area. Boats with cabins should have one 2-kilogram pipe per cabin and boats with a galley should have one 2-kilogram pipe per galley. At the same time, care should be taken to comply with the necessary maintenance of fire extinguishers and that they have various certificates, and they should be checked every year.






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