Liveaboard Essentials You Need
Items That Make Boat Life Easier
How to choose things that are durable, space-conscious, and helpful for life aboard a boat.
With the limited space and storage on a boat, you’ll want to be selective about what you bring on board.
We choose gear and other supplies based on these factors.
- Size and storage
- Durability in a boating environment
- Multi-use or dual-purpose (or frequency of use)
- Ease of use and effort to keep clean
Some things can make living on the water more manageable, while others are imperative to living aboard.
From maintenance tools to the galley to everyday essentials – below, you’ll find articles on proven gear to have on a liveaboard boat.
Liveaboard Boat Gear
Browse lists of galley gear, tools, and sailboat accessories.
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6 Helpful Boat Storage Ideas & Easy Organization Hacks
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21 of the Best Useful Gifts for Sailors
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9 Helpful Things You Need in Your Sailboat Tool Kit
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10 Sailboat Essentials for a Better Life on the Water
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Sailboat Galley Equipment List: Essentials for Meals Onboard
Cooking in a sailboat galley is quite different than a spacious kitchen with land life conveniences.
Best Zero Waste Swaps for RVs, Boats, and Tiny Homes
Storage in a small space is always a challenge. Especially when precious space is consumed by sandwich bags, paper towels, and other single-use products.
Ready to learn more about living on a boat?
For tips on boat gear, cooking onboard, cruising full-time, and more – check out our full guide.