A yacht charter can be a great day out for the whole family. However, before you set sail, you need to ensure that everyone knows how to stay safe while aboard. There are a few safety tips that you need to know about and use when on a yacht.
Know Where Everything Is
The first tip for yacht safety is to know where everything is. This is something that everyone on board will need to do including any children. It is vital that everyone knows where the dinghy is along with the radio transmitter, additional life jackets, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher.
This might seem extreme, but in the event of an emergency, you want everyone to know what to do. While you need to know where everything is, you also need to know how to correctly use everything. If someone does not know how to use the fire extinguisher, they could hurt themselves or others with it.
When learning how to use everything, you should ensure that everyone knows how to turn the engine on and send a Mayday message. All the potential hazards on the boat should be pointed out and you need to ensure that everyone knows how to avoid injury.
Wear Your Life Jacket
Wearing your life jacket at all times might not seem like a lot of fun, it can save your life. Many people do not realize that the highest number of fatalities will occur when people do not expect anything to happen. This will include falling off the boat in calm weather or when you are close to the shore.
Wearing your life jacket will ensure that you are safe if you do end up in the water. It is particularly important that children wear their life jackets at all times. If you have anyone on board who is not a strong swimmer, they also need to have their life jackets on. It is important to note that not all yacht charters will have children’s life jackets available and in these situations, you will need to bring your own.
There are many tips that you need to know about which will ensure that you are safe while on a yacht charter. The most important will be to ensure that everyone knows where everything is and how to use emergency items. Wearing your life jacket at all times is also important because you never know when something could happen.