Deckhand Apparel & Safety Equipment
On a fishing boat the general footwear used is the Wellington boot.
Fishermen for over a hundreds years have relied on the Wellington boot.
Waterproof and made of rubber, the boot is durable and is essential when working around the deck, in the fish hold and on the pier. Wellington boots can also be steel toe capped. Most modern wellington boots have thermal insulation and are designed to be comfortable with a non-slip sole.
Safety boots are also useful around the boat, especially working in the engine room or working in areas where heavy objects are used. Most safety boots come with a kevlar protection insert protects the user from heat, impacts, and punctures. When purchasing a safety boot make sure that is one of the best because your feet might depend on it.
In the old days, the crew would trample through the boat with their wellies and oilskins on but these days, this practice is getting less and less common as newer boats provide changing areas outside the accommodation and it is required of the crew to wear slippers or clogs in the wheelhouse and the living areas of the boat.