Vessel Inspections

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 agencies

 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 if I Don't Pass? 

If you do not pass the initial inspection you can correct the problems and the Examiner will be happy to return to your vessel, re-inspect it and then award the decal.

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.

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. 

 Find an Examiner

  Are you ready to get started with on your path to safer boating? Click the link below, then fill out the
  short request form and click the submit button. We will locate the closest volunteer vessel examiners 
  within 30 miles of your location and request that they contact you and set up a Vessel Safety Check
for your boat.