Getting into boating

The Motor Boats Monthly guide to buying your first boat - plus berthing, budgeting and other essential information


So long as the boat isn’t used for commercial gain and it isn’t carrying paying passengers then there is very little regulation on the amount of equipment until the boat is over 13.7m(44m). The standard equipment required will depend on the vessel and how it is going to be used:

Onboard essentials

Safety equipment

Essential navigational equipment

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