Boating is a great recreational activity, as well as being an occupation for many people. It’s crucial to be prepared on your boat with a basic toolkit in case you need to perform DIY repairs while you are out on the water.  Your skipper’s toolkit doesn’t have to be huge, but it must have some essential tools for prepared mariners. These include the best shears you can buy, as well as:

  • Screwdrivers
  • Linesman pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Socket set
  • Spare bulbs, batteries, and fuses
  • Voltmeter
  • Hose clamps
  • Marine-grade nuts, washers, bolts, and screws
  • Cable ties
  • Float
  • Lubricant

Vampire Tools has a wide range of products ideal for boating and marine applications. We have exactly what you need to help create a basic essential boating toolkit.

From our vast range of products for mariners, some of our top products include:

1/ CABLE SLEEVE STRIPPING KNIFE – The VT-3991 Submarine Knife is a sharp electrical knife that allows you to safely cut and strip cable of up to 50mm OD. Sharp and safe to use, it is designed with a metal guide shoe at its tip as well as a versatile blade guard. It is leveraged so you can use it safely one-handed. With this knife, you can slice and strip cable, strip wires, break plastic cable jackets, and cut into jacket leads without damaging internal wires.


2/ 8” HIGH TECH ARAMID FIBER FIBER-OPTIC KEVLAR SHEARS – These are among the best shears on the market. They cut Kevlar, plastic, fabric, boat sails, rope, body armor, string, nets, and much more. The blades are constructed from high carbon alloy steel with edges of Molybdenum and Vanadium and the shears have ergonomic handles for comfortable and safe use.

3/ VAMPLIERS 4-PC SET S4BP + TOOL POUCH – This set includes all the basics for accessing tight spaces and removing stripped, corroded, rusted and stuck screws, nuts, and Packaged as a set in a roll-up Vampire Tools pouch, this includes four screw extraction plier products. The handles are ergonomically-designed for your comfort and ease of use.


All of your tools, including linesman pliers and the best shears, need to be kept dry so that they don’t deteriorate, corrode, and rust, which is especially prone to happen with exposure to salt water. Your toolbox needs to be airtight, and you should use zip-lock plastic bags to keep items in inside the toolkit. Keep it on land when not in use in a dry place.