About Us

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Flotilla 11-3 Maderia Beach


About Us


(1) to promote safety and to effect rescues on and over the high seas and on navigable waters;

(2) to promote efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts;

(3) to foster a wider knowledge of, and better compliance with, the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motorboats and  yachts; and

(4) to facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.


These aims fall into two major categories that were stated in a memorandum to Congress accompanying the draft of the proposed bill ultimately enacted as the Act of September 30, 1944, chapter 453, 58 stat. 759 (1944), as follows:

(1) "The primary purpose of the establishment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary was to indoctrinate all owners and operators of small craft in safety requirements in the operation and navigation of small craft.

(2) To utilize the Auxiliary craft and personnel, after suitable training and indoctrination, in carrying out certain duties of the Coast Guard with particular reference to those concerned with the safety of navigation."