Before heading out on the water follow these simple tips to ensure the safety of your boat and those on board.

Check your boat
Visually inspect the vessel and test engines, marine radio and navigational equipment.

Check your insurance
Make sure you have current insurance that covers your activities.
Contact Bayinsure for expert advice and insurance cover.

Check your safety equipment
Ensure you have all the required safety equipment in good condition and easily accessible.
Make sure everyone on board knows where the safety equipment is and how to use it.

Check the Weather
Look up tides, swell, wind, bar crossings and general weather forecasts.
Continue to monitor whilst on the water, conditions can change quickly.

Fuel & Water
Ensure you have sufficient fuel and enough drinking water for everyone on board.

Report your trip
Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Marine Radio
Log on & off with your local volunteer marine rescue/coast guard group.

Happy boating!

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