Severe Storm Conditions on a Boat

By Matt Claiborne

If you get stuck caught in a storm, you should immediately head back to your home dock if possible.

Otherwise, it is advised to anchor the boat in a nearby harbor or quiet cove.

Everyone on board needs to be wearing their life jackets, and you should secure the boat in every way possible.

The first step to beating nasty weather at sea is to avoid being out in it.

Exercise sound judgment and keep abreast of the latest weather forecasts along your route. Always.

Boaters shouldn’t be frightened of the weather, but they should practice their ability to interpret weather forecasts every day.