09 Dec Boat Rentals and Safety Equipment
What Safety Equipment is Included with Boat Rentals?
Many of the most exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach have to do with the water. Whether you’re swimming in the waves, watching the boats roll by, or heading out on a boat ride, you’ll have a blast enjoying the sun and the surf. If you’re planning to rent a boat while you’re in town, you’ll be happy to know that all your required safety equipment is provided for you. But what safety equipment can you expect? Here are a few of the most common pieces of safety equipment you’ll find with Crazy Sister’s Boat Rentals.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Every boat rental in the state is required to hold enough Coast Guard-approved life jackets for every passenger, so you can rest easy knowing we’ll have a PFD for every member of your group. Before you set sail, we’ll show you where the PFDs are stored and ensure that the life jackets are good fits for everyone in your party. Our boat rentals are over 16 feet in length, which means you’ll also find a throwable flotation device on board.
It might sound strange since you’ll be on the water, but fires on boats are more common than you may imagine! (There’s gas powering the boat, after all.) Your boat will come equipped with a fire extinguisher stored in an easily accessible location. Before you head out, our team will double-check the fire extinguisher to ensure it’s full and in proper working order.
Visual Distress Signal
If you find yourself in an emergency and need to get someone’s attention, you can use the visual distress signal on board. Common examples of these signals include navigation lights and flares. These devices are essential for getting help in a pinch, particularly when you’re a fair distance away from the shore.
What if you need assistance on the water but don’t see anyone around to signal? Sound-producing devices are vital in these situations. Bells, horns, and whistles are all ideal options for getting someone’s attention from far away. These devices can be heard at a minimum of a half-mile away, so you’re sure to attract another boat in just a matter of moments.
Myrtle Beach boat rentals are infinitely more fun when you’re confident in the safety of your group while on board. Crazy Sister Marina is dedicated to your total safety and satisfaction with every service! Our team has the passion and know-how to get you set up with the perfect vessel for your needs, whether you want to spend a casual afternoon on the waves or head out for some hardcore fishing.
In addition to boat rentals, Crazy Sister Marina offers an abundance of services and excursions for you to choose from. Book a dolphin tour, head on a fishing charter, experience a thrilling jet ski ride, and more! Contact us today to learn more and to book your next excursion!