On this page we will list all equipment we have on our sailboat Anne-Mon for our year of sailing to the Caribbean and back again. We have tried to buy a lot of stuff second-hand to save money. We have found that a lot of things are sold that works perfectly fine.

We are no experts in this field (only done one sailing trip), this is mainly a list of what we have bought (based on our research and our boat) to prepare for our adventure, we recommend reading different peoples opinions and experiences about what equipment you should have. All boats and crews are different and in the end, you are the one that know what’ll be best for your sailboat and crew. 🙂

We managed perfectly fine with the equipment we had here during our year sailing to the Caribbean and back again. But, if would have done a sailing trip again we would have bought a wind generator. It is always windy in the Caribbean and it would be a nice with some extra electricity.

Motors & Accessories
  • Main engine: Volvo Penta MD19
  • Bow thruster: Volvo Penta BP 600 4kW
  • Generator:  Zeize Liliput MultiPower 2kW
Electrical Systems
  • Start battery 1x Vetus
  • Bow Thruster battery 1x Northstar 100FT
  • Service battery 2x Leoch 140 Ah
  • Inverter
  • Solar panels 5x60W
Instruments & Communication
  • Fixed VHF Sailor RT2048
  • Hand-held VHF Icom
  • AIS Garmin AIS800
  • HF-radio Icom IC706MKIIG
  • Radar JVC 1000
  • Echosounder
  • Log
  • Satellite phone
  • Plotter Garmin Echomap Plus 72CV
  • Autopilot (DIY, read more HERE)
  • Windvane (unknown brand)
  • Analog compass
  • Raspberry pi running OpenPlotter
  • Main anchor: Bruce Anchor 15 kg
  • Bruce anchor 20 kg
  • Anchor chain 80m
  • Windlass Lewmar ProFish 1000
  • Anchoring lines
Mast & Rig
  • Mast steps on both main and mizzen mast
  • 1 x Radar reflector
  • Electrical horn
  • Deck lights (main & mizzen)
  • Tricolor light
  • Stern light
  • Anchor light
  • Halyard winch on main mast (Lewmar 7)
  • Sheet winches (Lewmar 43)
  • Whisker pole
  • 2 x main sails (main with 3 reefs, reserve with 2 reefs)
  • 1 x light wind genoa
  • 1 x genoa
  • 3 x headsails of different sizes for cutter
  • 1 x main mizzen sail (1 reef)
  • 1 x spinnaker
  • 1 x mizzen stay sail
  • Bilge pump (bilge compartment in stern)
  • Bilge pump (bilge compartment in bow)
  • Water tanks (approx 300 liters)
  • Fuel tanks (approx 350 liters)
  • Holding tank (approx 70 litres)
  • Watermaker Powersurvivor 80e
  • Bilge level alarm (stern and bow)
  • Fire  alarms
  • Gas alarm
  • Exhaust temperature
  • Sea water temperature from engine
  • Leak indication propane system
  • Life raft SeaSafe Pro Light ISO 9650-1 Group A Pack 2
  • PLB (Personal Location Beacon)
  • 2 x Sea anchors
  • Life buoy
  • Life sling
  • Life vests Baltic Legend 190
  • Safety lines with 3 contact points
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Grab bag
  • Flares
  • Emergency plugs
  • Stay Afloat emergency Leak Sealant
  • Wire cutter
  • Flashlight
  • Extra non-inflatable life vests
  • Ship pharmacy
  • Marine stove
  • 2x fibreglass propane bottles 5kg
  • Refrigerator Dometic
  • Freezer/Fridge box (self built)
Books, Charts, Flags
  • Signaling flags (A,Q)
  • Courtesy flags
  • Garmin charts (Northern Europe, Atlantic Europe, West Africa, Eastern Caribbean, Southern Bahamas)
  • Paper charts; Europe, Atlantic ocean
  • Cruising guides:
    • Atlantic islands
    • Canary Islands
    • Windward islands
    • Southern Leeward islands
    • Northern Leeward islands
    • Virgin islands
    • Southern Bahamas
    • World Voyage Planner
    • World Cruising Routes
    • World Cruising Destinations
  • Other books
    • Fishing handbook for cruisers
    • Heavy weather sailing
    • First Aid at sea
    • Where there is no doctor
    • Caribbean Islands – Lonely planet
    • Reeds weather handbook
  • Binoculars
  • Power tools
  • Tools (as much as we could bring as we have an old boat…)
  • Dingy
  • Bathing ladder
  • Sailing clothes (jackets, trousers, boots, gloves)
  • Fishing gear
    • Penn Senator Reel 12/0
    • 2×800 0.8 mm fishing line
    • Baits
    • Fishing hook
sailboat equipment
Selfie with all our courtesy flags we used on the sailing trip, a part of all sailboat equipment we bought before the trip.

This was a summary of what equipment we bought for our sailboat before starting our sailing adventure.