Power Boats up to 6M (19’8″)

Minimum Safety Equipment Requirements

The following list outlines the minimum safety equipment required on
Power Boats up to 6M (19’8″). You may want to bring more equipment based on your type of boat, your activity and the current and forecasted weather and water conditions. You can review the equipment you must carry aboard your boat and
get specific information about each piece.

PERSONAL LIFESAVING APPLIANCES
One (1) lifejacket or PFD for each person on board.
One (1) reboarding device

(See Note 1)
One (1) buoyant heaving line at least 15 m (49’3″) long.
VISUAL SIGNALS
If boat is equipped with a motor
One (1) watertight flashlight

OR

Three (3) flares of type A, B or C

(See Note 2)
VESSEL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
One (1) manual propelling device

OR

One (1) anchor and at least 15 m (49’3″) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
One (1) bailer or manual bilge pump

(See Note 3)
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
One (1) sound-signalling device or appliance
Navigation lights

(See Note 4)
One (1) magnetic compass

(See Note 5)
One (1) radar reflector

(See Note 6)
FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
One (1) 5BC fire extinguisher if equipped with an inboard engine, a fixed fuel tank of any size, or a fuelburning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance

NAVIGATION LIGHT AND SHAPE REQUIREMENTS

OPTION 1

• One (1) masthead light;

• Sidelights; and

• One (1) sternlight

OPTIONAL

A second masthead abaft of and higher than the forward one light


OPTION 2

• One (1) all-round white light; and

• Sidelights

Boats under
7m are not required to show prescribed lights and marks, except in or near a narrow channel, fairway or anchorage, or where other vessels normally navigate.

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