Vessel Exams

Free Boat Checks

    Flotilla 12-01 members perform free Vessel Safety Checks (VSCs) at area marinas, and are also available to inspect boats at storage locations by appointment. Locations and dates for 2018 will be announced at the Calendar page as they are scheduled.

    To request a VSC for an inspection at your convenience please go to the I Want A VSC web site and enter your zip code to find the closest examiners. For more details about the VSC please click this link to the National web site of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    This safety check is voluntary and no record of whether the vessel passes goes to any law enforcement agency. The goal of each check is to review with the owner what he or she should have on board to make sure that every trip on the water is safe and enjoyable. Following successful completion of the check, a decal is awarded. It's possible that your insurance company will offer a slight discount for obtaining a decal, so make sure to ask your agent about that possibility. Support for this program and the decals comes from Boat U.S., one of the key partners of the Auxiliary.