Boating Holidays on British Waterways and in Europe

Boating Safety

Boating Holidays
Boating Holidays in Britain
Boating Holidays in Ireland
Boating Holidays in France
Boating Holidays in Holland
Boating Holidays in Germany
Boating Holidays in Italy
European Boating Holidays
Day Boats
Flotilla Holidays
Your boating holiday
Mooring up
Starting off
Steering a boat
Where to eat
Owning a boat
Owning a holiday boat
Boat Share
Boat Timeshare
Boating Help
Saftety Equipment
Falling in the water
Daily Checks
Clearing a fouled propeller
Other Holidays
Holiday Cottages
Villa Holidays
Lodges & Cabins
Camping sites



Boating Safety - how to enjoy a safe and fun boating holiday in the UK


Boating holidays are one of the safest ways to enjoy a holiday afloat.
You should check that your holiday boat hire company includes or you take the following on Boat Safety Equipmentyour boating holiday to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday on the waterways.

  • A life buoy - carried in a position within easy reach of the helmsman

  • A smoke alarm fitted in the boat

  • Fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.

  • A first aid box for minor emergencies.

  • A mud anchor, mooring hooks as well as plenty of fenders

  • A Boat Safety Certificate & Valid Insurance.

  • Deck mop and boat hook

  • Buoyancy aids or Life Jackets

  • Instruction manual