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Certified Vessel Examiners of America's Boating Club Captree will perform a free Vessel Safety Check on your boat to make sure it meets the federal, state, and local requirements.

All boaters should have an annual VSC performed on their vessels to ensure that current requirements are met and all equipment is up to date and in good operating condition.

For more information or to schedule a Vessel Safety Check on your boat, call us at 631-533-2160 to schedule a vessel inspection. Or email us at 

Here's what's needed to pass a Vessel Safety Check

Current Registration/Documentation Papers
  - Registered boat: state-issued numbers and current decal     permanently affixed to forward half of vessel
  - Documented boat: current state decal permanently

    affixed to forward half of vessel & documentation

    numbers permanently affixed to interior
  - One USCG-approved life jacket appropriately sized for

    each person on board plus one throwable
Visual Distress Signals (flares)
  - Minimum of 3 unexpired day/night flares
Fire Extinguishers
  - Less than 26 ft — 1 BI
  - 26 ft to 40 ft — 2 BI or 1 BII
  - 40 ft to 65 ft — 3 BI or 1 BII & 1 BI
Gas Powered Inboard/IO Vessels only
  - Blower & ducts
  - Backfire flame control
Sound-Producing Device
  - Horn
Navigation Lights & Anchor Light
  - Red/green lights forward
  - White light visible 360° (combo or all-around)
  - 360° all-around anchor light
Pollution Placard 26 ft +
Marpol Trash Placard 26 ft +
Trash-Management Plan 40 ft+

Marine Sanitation Device (head)
  - Any installed head must be USCG-approved
Navigation Rules
  - Complete copy of nav rules are required onboard vessels     over 39.4 ft
  - Good over-all condition of vessel as applies to safety

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