The most time-consuming (and expensive) item on our safety list was recertifying our life raft. The life raft automatically inflates if the need arises and is equipped with various emergency provisions, and every year or so, the raft need to be opened up, tested to ensure it holds air, and have various components replaced (such as CO2 cylinders and flashlight batteries). This is a job for certified professionals, and so we dropped our life raft off with an area company that specializes in this work a couple months ago, and it is now back and fully certified to function as intended in the unlikely event that we need to abandon ship. Recertifying the life raft certainly was not inexpensive, but it will feel inexpensive in the event we have to use it.
In addition to the life raft, we have an automatically inflatable man-overboard recovery module made by Jon Buoy in England. The Jon Buoy is essentially a miniature life raft that is deployed if someone falls overboard.
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