NICE2HAVE KIT - VHF Remote Commander at the Helm
When cruising shorthanded, being able to make and respond to VHF calls without having to leave the Helm is a useful ability.
If your VHF supports it, the remote commander may also gives you access to a Tannoy Loud Speaker system allowing you to gain the attention of people on other yachts or even ashore. I use this feature a lot when a bareboat charter yacht is bearing down on me with no-one taking any interest in looking forwards. Their faces are a true delight to see when they finally pop-up from the sun lounger to take avoiding action.