As a crew who will be sailing the boat offshore, you need to be well prepared with all the gears. For convenient survival onboard, you need to have the food and beverage sorted well in advance. If not it can lead to a disastrous trip.

When it comes to food, all the provisioning needs to be done in advance. Last-minute settlements can become very hectic. Load enough raw material, spices, herbs and condiments for your trip. Make a list of the groceries needed beforehand so that you can purchase all of it.

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Apart from the basics make sure you have the following gears onboard:

For Galley:

  • Ice cubes and blocks
  • Drain plugs for coolers
  • Matchbox for stove
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Disposable dishes
  • Plastic glasses
  • Corkscrew
  • Cooking utensils
    • Spoon
    • Spatulas
    • Wooden spoons
    • Teflon-safe utensils
    • Measuring cups
    • Measuring spoons
  • Utensils for eating
  • Chopping board
  • Small knife
  • Large kitchen knife
  • Extra containers and bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Dish towels
  • Trash bags
  • Mittens for pots
  • Pot holders
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Soap sponge for dishes
  • Scrubbies
  • Hot cups
  • Cold cups
  • insulated container for beverages
  • Pitches
  • Camp cookware
  • Saucepan
  • Frying Pan
  • Large cooking pot
  • Sink drain plug
  • Colander
  • Extra cookpot

Supplies for Cooking:

  • Cooking oil
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter fluid

Food and Beverage:

  • A detailed menu plan for each meal so that you can plan the essentials
  • Vitamins and supplements for a long journey
  • Staple foods
    • Eggs
    • Onions
    • Canned milk
    • Mushrooms
    • Potatoes
    • Mayonnaise
    • Peanut butter
    • Bread
    • Mustard
  • Snacks
    • Pickles
    • Olives
    • Chips
    • Cookies
  • Drinks
    • Water
    • Milk
    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Coke
    • Diet Coke
    • Hot Cider
    • Smoothies
    • Juices
    • Sodas
    • Beer
    • Red Wine
    • White Wine

These are the basic essentials you must have on board when traveling. Any other essential depending on the needs and preferences of your passengers should also be taken care of. All of this must be in sufficient quantity to meet the requirements of each person on board.

Apart from the food and beverage gear you also need to pack these things properly:

  • Clothes: Depending on the weather along the route, keep enough clothing to be safe from extreme heat and cold. A bathing suit and casual clothing are also needed. Since you might not be able to come back to the shore for sometime pack wisely. Any other water gear that you find necessary also needs to be packed.
  • Passports: If you are sailing across a country then the passport is a must-have.
  • Entertainment options: Keep music systems, board games,  and anything that your team finds entertaining onboard.