Safety Equipment Required on a Boat

By: Equipment, Safety, Sailing Tips

The USCG requires certain safety equipment on a boat and it is imperative that you make sure that your vessel is properly outfitted with this equipment.  These minimum standards require U.S Coast Guard “approved” or “certified” equipment. This equipment includes: Life Jackets All recreational vessels must carry one wearable life jacket for each person on board. Any boat 16 feet and longer (except canoes and kayaks) must also carry one throwable (Type IV) device.  Life jackets should be worn at all times when the vessel is underway. A life jacket can save your life, but only if you wear it. …