Knowledge Hub Banner


Boat Day Checklist

By: Crest Pontoon Boats on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Aside from the safety essentials like a life jacket for everyone on board, here’s a list of boat day must-haves that will have you ready to spend all day out on the water.

Some yummy snacks. Everyone on board will be in need of food to fuel back up at some point in the day. Make sure you’ve got some snacks that are good on the go and in the heat, like sandwiches, nuts, pretzels, fruit, granola bars—the list goes on!

Sun. Screen. There’s no better way to cut a weekend out on the water prematurely short than getting sunburned. Make sure you’re stocked with plenty of sun protection to go around. And the waterproof kind can’t hurt!

Towels. It’s tough to bring too many towels out on a boat day. Whether it’s for drying off after a dip in the water or to keep you warm on the ride home, an abundance of towels tends to come in handy.

Refreshments. Water is most important. However, fun additions like Gatorade or some adult beverages (to drink responsibly) are a bonus.

A cooler. A cooler full of ice is another boat day essential. It can be for fishing or for keeping your food and drinks cold, but it’s a necessity either way. In the Crest Classic DLX, you’re all set with a bow cooler drawer containing an all new, soft insulated cooler.

A dry bag. This might not be one of your first thoughts, but be sure to not skip it. A dry bag is a guaranteed way to keep your keys, wallet, and any other personal items safe and dry throughout the day.

Water toys. Whether they’re for the kids’ or the adults’ enjoyment, water toys are always a good idea. Snag some skis, noodles, a wakeboard, tube, floating mat, or anything of the sort for some extra entertainment out on the water.

Warm, dry clothes. Trust us, you’ll be glad you grabbed a change on the way home.

Good music. Every good boat day is made better by a solid soundtrack. Put your favorite tunes on a playlist for the whole crew to enjoy. The Crest Luxury Line—which is made up of the Continental, Continental NX, and Savannah—incorporates a Klipsch Premium Audio system. The Bongiovi DPS technology and bluetooth connectivity provide top-notch audio quality for your day out on the water.