3. Boating Safety Equipment & Gear

Oklahoma’s Life Jacket and Boat Equipment Laws

All boat types are required to carry one, Coast Guard-approved, wearable life jacket in good and serviceable condition for each person on board. Children’s Life Jacket Law Children who are 13 years of age or under are required to wear a Coast Guard-approved lifejacket while underway on any boat that is less than 26 feet […]

Life Jacket and Boat Muffler Requirements in Idaho

Idaho requires that each vessel or personal watercraft must have at least one U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable Type I, II, III or V life jacket of proper size, in serviceable condition, and readily accessible for each person aboard or being towed. Children’s Life Jacket Law In Idaho, children 14 years of age or younger, […]

Nevada’s Life Jacket Laws

Every boat must carry at least one Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board and for any person being towed by the boat, placed so as to be readily accessible for use in an emergency. Additionally, every boat which is 26 feet or more in length, regardless of its method of propulsion, must […]

Rhode Island’s Lifejacket Laws

All boats are required to carry at least one Coast Guard-approved, wearable lifejacket for each person on board. Children’s Lifejacket Law In Rhode Island, passengers 13 years of age and under are required to wear a Coast Guard-approved, Type I, II or III lifejacket while underway on any boat that is under 65 feet in […]

Distress Equipment

Certain distress equipment is required to be carried onboard pleasure craft at all times. This is so that you have it in the event of an emergency situation like a collision, a medical emergency or a mechanical breakdown. Situations like these, where you may require the use of a flare, are often unexpected, but if […]

Navigation Equipment

Navigation equipment (like sound signals and navigation lights) are required on all boats in Canada. Their purpose is to attract the attention of other boaters and to aid with navigation on the water. Sound-Signalling Devices and Appliances The Small Vessel Regulations require that all boats carry some form of sound-signalling device, such as a whistle or […]

Safety Equipment Requirements by Boat Type

Boat Safety Equipment Requirements Different sizes and types of boats are required to carry different safety equipment. To understand the necessities for each watercraft, refer to the below charts for personal safety equipment as well as boat safety equipment you should have onboard.

Boating Safety Equipment

Having the required boating safety equipment on your boat at all times is not only required but will also help you respond well if you find yourself in an emergency situation. The important part of your boating safety equipment is learning how to use it and being sure to maintain it or keep it in […]

Life Jackets & PFDs

An important part of your Personal Safety Equipment is a boater’s life jacket or PFD. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about one of the most important pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. Life Jackets Life jackets can be found in both ‘Standard’ and ‘Small Vessel’ styles and […]

Boat Safety Equipment & Gear

Boat Safety Equipment Requirements in Canada Part of being a smart boater is fully understanding the boat safety equipment that is required onboard and knowing how to use it. Having the right equipment on board is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you are boating safely (right after getting your boating […]