As one of our boating safety missions, we conduct complimentary Vessel Safety Checks of recreational watercraft.

Some of the items examined during a Vessel Safety Check:

  • Personal Flotation Devices (Life Jackets)

  • Navigation Lights

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Ventilation, Battery Covers & Connections

  • Registration & Numbering

  • Distress Signals (Flares, Horn, Etc.)

These items, and more, are required by state and federal laws and if missing can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by local, regional or national law enforcement.

We do not issue citations or report results of the safety check to any agency, but we will advise you of the recommended safety features for your size boat and will award a decal to display on your boat if it has passed the safety check.

The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a costly citation.

What do you need for a Vessel Safety Check?
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Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check

Request a Vessel Safety Check from the USCG Auxiliary: