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Vessel Safety Check



 15 minutes could save your life and the life of your family

At your request, Flotilla 63’s certified vessel examiners will perform a vessel safety check - a free, voluntary, no-consequence review of the safety equipment on your boat. If your boat passes the exam, you will receive a decal issued by the Coast Guard for your boat evidencing that you have the Coast Guard recommended safe boating equipment onboard.
Use the
contact form on our website to get in touch with one of our certified vessel examiners and schedule your vessel safety check. We are happy to examine your boat at the location of your choosing to include your home or any local marina.

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 if I Don't Pass?

 If your boat does not pass, no citation is issued at that time. Instead, you are provided a written report in 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.

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.

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.