Safe Boating Requirements

Requirements for powered pleasure craft up to 6 m (19'8")

One Canadian-approved lifejacket or personal flotaion device that fits properly for each passenger on the vessel.

One buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long.

One watertight flashlight or three Canadian-approved flares of Type A, B or C. 

One manual propelling device.

One anchor and at least 15 m (49’3”) of rope or chain. 

One bailer or one manual bilge pump.

One sound-signaling appliance that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations.

All navigation lights meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations. (Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility ie. fog, falling snow, etc.)

One magnetic compass.

One 5BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with an inboard engine, a fixed fuel tank of any size, or a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance.

One radar reflector is required under certain conditions.

 

Requirements for powered pleasure craft over 9 m and up to 12 m (29'6"- 39'4")

One Canadian-approved lifejacket or personal flotation device of appropriate size for each person on board.

One buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long.

One lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long.

One watertight flashlight.

Twelve Canadian-approved flares of Type A, B, C, or D. Which no more than 6 of which may consist of type D.

One anchor and at least 30 m (98’5”) of rope or chain.

One bailer or one manual bilge pump.

One sound-signaling device that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations.

All navigation lights meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations. (Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility i.e. fog, falling snow, etc.)

One magnetic compass.

One 10BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance. 

One radar reflector is required under certain conditions.

 

Requirements for powered pleasure craft over 12 m and up to 24 m (39'4"- 78'9")  

One Canadian-approved lifejacket or personal flotation device of appropriate size for each person on board.

One buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long.

One lifebuoy equipped with a self-igniting light or attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long.

One watertight flashlight.

Twelve Canadian-approved flares of Type A, B, C, or D. Which no more than 6 of which may consist of type D.

One anchor and at least 30 m (98’5”) of rope or chain.

Bilge-pumping arrangements.

One sound-signaling device that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations. pleasure craft over 20 m (65’7”) in length require a whistle (horn), and a fitted bell.

All navigation lights meet the requirements set out in the Collison Regulations. (Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility i.e. fog, falling snow, etc.).

One magnetic compass.

One 10BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance. 

One axe.

Two buckets.

One radar reflector is required under certain conditions.

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