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Vessel Safety Check

2015 VE Sticker

 

    "Pass it on" (Quick boating safety tip): "Is the PLUG in?" Paint or dip your PLUG in florescent orange paint for easy observation during your vessel check and be sure to always have an extra plug on hand.

 

 A Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is performed at your boat − ranging in locations from boat to your driveway. A vessel safety check usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon the size of your boat

What's In it For Me?

Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal that informs:

Coast Guard / Auxiliary
Harbor Patrol
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 Type of Items Are Checked?

Life Jackets
Registration and numbering
Navigation lights
Ventilation
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.

What if I Don't Pass?

If your boat does not pass you are provided with a written report on 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. Additionally, you will avoid substantial fines should you ever be boarded by the U.S. Coast Guard or other law enforcement and found to be in violation.

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.

 Schedule your VSC today.