Boat Safety Equipment

Using a Trip Plan

What is a Trip Plan? A trip plan (also known as a float plan or sail plan) is a document that outlines your expected travel itinerary while on the water. A trip plan should be given to a responsible p...

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 ...

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...

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 yo...

Loading Your Boat with People and Equipment

Loading your Boat If you’re anything like us, and looking to get the best out of your time on the water, it’s all about being prepared. Complete your pre-departure checklist, check the weather, p...

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...

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 equipme...