Flotilla 9-8 Vessel Safety Checks

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform a complimentary examination of your boat, confirming that you meet both Federal and state requirements for safety. Purely advisory, the Auxiliary issues no citations, but will award a decal to display that your vessel has passed the examination. This was formerly referred to as a Courtesy Marine Examination.

The Vessel Safety Check gives you a quick and easy way to check that you are ready for the coming season. The items that are checked include:

•Life jackets

•Registration and numbering

•Navigation lights


•Fire extinguishers

•Visual Distress Signals (flares)

•Battery cover and connections

Note that these same items are 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. The Vessel Safety Check offered here gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums. Simply call us at 941-639-3811 to schedule a free vessel safety check. Not from this area? Click here to get a free vessel safety check near you.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 98, District 7Punta Gorda Civic Association 2001 Shreve StreetPunta Gorda, Florida 33950