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Must Have Boat Accessories

Must Have Boat Accessories

Accessories make life easier and more fun. No matter what aspect of life you are talking about, accessories make it easier for people to personalize their stuff and use them better. Boats are no different. Sailors and boat owners use accessories to help themselves become better at using their boats and enjoying them, and in some cases make their boats safer. In this blog post, Lightning Boat Builders will discuss all the accessories any boat owner should have. So, let’s get to it!

Floatation Devices

Every boat needs to have safety floatation devices like floating tubes, life jackets and other personal flotation devices in case someone goes overboard. There can be no compromise with safety.

First Aid Kit

Speaking of safety, no boat should ever leave the docks without a first aid kit on board. Accidents can happen at any time, and it is always best to be as prepared as possible in case a medical emergency occurs while sailing.


It’s important that you stay on your intended course at all times while you’re on the water, and it is vital you know exactly where you are. A GPS is a handy device to have on a boat that serves this exact purpose.

Dry Box or Bag

When you’re sailing, you want you be as stress-free as possible. De-stressing will be easy once you know all your personal belongings are safe on your boat. Using a dry bag or dry box will protect your valuables and electronics from water.

Dock Lines and Anchors

This really goes without saying, but all boats need anchors and dock lines for safety and harboring purposes. The size and dimensions of the anchor and lines will depend on the size of your boat. A good quality line can save you a lot of grief.


Boating and fishing go hand in hand with beer. And if you want to enjoy your beer, it needs to stay cold. A very handy and efficient way of doing that is carrying an ice filled Esky in your boat!

Here at Lightning Boat Builders, we try to make your life as easy as possible, much like boat accessories. If you are ever in need of boat building, boat detailing, antifouling, boat polishing or anything of the sort on the Gold Coast, don’t hesitate to give us a call!