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Complimentary Vessel Safety Inspections

Aux conducting a boating safety check

Our Flotilla is proud to participate in the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Vessel Safety Check program.  This program helps keep you and your passengers safe, and the waters in Georgia a safe place to boat.  When you choose to have your boat inspected for safety, you are doing your part of being a responsible boater.

A Vessel Examiner is an Auxiliary Member who has been specially trained to check your boat for safety equipment. The items that are checked include:

  • vessel registration numbering
  • registration/documentation papers
  • life jackets
  • visual distress signals
  • fire extinguishers
  • ventilation
  • backfire flame arrestor
  • sound producing devices
  • battery cover and connection

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.

This program is voluntary, free and confidential.  The results are not reported to any law enforcement or insurance agencies.  You cannot receive any citations.  The program is to assist you in determining if your boat meets federal and state safety equipment requirements. Vessels that pass are awarded a Vessel Safety Check decal, good for one year.

To select and time and place for your Free Vessel Safety Inspection, please review the 2024 VSC Schedule for the location that is most convenient to you.

If none of the scheduled Vessel Examination Dates and Times work for you, you can still schedule your Vessel Safety Check at your convenience by clicking on....

Vessel Safety Checks: Are you in compliance?

If you need additional information, please contact

Bryan Bowie, Flotilla Staff Officer - Vessel Examinations 


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