2021 Update: Because of COVID examiners are required to wear masks when performing Vessel Safety Checks. Whenever possible the paperwork will be completed on the dock, or outside of the enclosed cabin. All of our examiners have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19.
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK
Both the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and America’s Boating Club have certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (“VSC”) at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don’t pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education.
What’s In it For Me?
Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard Decal that informs:
-Coast Guard / Auxiliary
-Sheriff’s & Police
-other boating law-enforcement & safety agency’s
that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Best of all every Vessel Safety Check is 100% Free of charge!
What if I Don’t Pass?
If your boat does not pass, no citation is issued at that time. Instead, you are provided a written report in how to correct any discrepancies.
Why Receive a Vessel Safety Check?
Safety! The peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.
In many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. All decals and safety checks are void December 31st of year they are inspected, they are also void should the operator /owner fail to maintain the vessels equipment or the vessel itself to the standard at the time of the safety check.
Request a VSC here: