Storm & Hurricane Preparation
Be Prepared to Weather the Storm...
...and Recover After the Storm
Defender has all the gear you'll need to weather the storm.
Every boater hopes for a quick and easy hurricane season, but it is always best to be prepared for the worst. Make plans to secure your boat well before the storm develops, to ensure you have all the time and supplies you will need. Defender can provide expedited shipping, but there is no substitute for good planning. After the storm, supplies may be limited.
You will want to secure your boat with large fenders and multiple anchor lines or dock lines. Make sure you have chafing gear in place. Check all bilge pumps and strainers. This might be a good time to add a high capacity high water bilge pump. Plan to remove loose or bulky gear from the deck and have enough tie-downs to secure anything else that could come loose in the wind.
Be Ready for Emergencies at Sea!
Disasters like collisions, groundings, dismastings, fires, and major leaks can threaten to sink your vessel at any time. Take a look at our Emergencies at Sea page for some basic needs to have on your boat, and be ready when a crisis hits!