Get a FREE Vessel Safety Check
courtesy of Flotilla 76
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary provides the best public safety service possible
for recreational boaters. One of the missions the Auxiliary provides is the Vessel Safety Check program. This free safety check of your vessel by highly
skilled and certified Coast Guard Auxiliary personal could save your life. Boat with confidence knowing that your boat and its equipment meet state and federal safety requirements.
usually takes about 45 minutes and is performed at your boat, PWC, sport
or utility boat (kayaks, canoes, rowboats) ~ either at the launch ramp,
in a boat slip, or in your driveway. All you have to do is call or
email to schedule a mutually-convenient time for your Free VSC today.
A Coast Guard Auxiliary decal is awarded if you comply with all safety
What Type of Items Are Checked?
- Life Jackets
- Registration and numbering
- Navigation lights
- Fire extinguishers
- Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)
- Battery cover and connections
All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard.
If your boat does not pass, no report is filed.
Instead, you are provided a written report that aids you in correcting any discrepancies noted. Often, a quick trip to the local marine chandlery is all that is necessary to obtain missing safety items and easily pass a re-inspection.
The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to assure you have a safe vessel for boating with family and friends.
Keep your family safe, get a vessel safety check!!
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