Whenever you head out on the water, you are legally required to carry essential boat safety equipment. Each passenger must have access to a personal flotation device, or PFD. In addition to PFDs, you boat must be equipped with a life ring or cushion that can be tossed to retrieve passengers who fall overboard. You must also have three handheld signal flares that meet coastguard requirements for distress signals. For onboard safety, you required to carry the correct number of fire extinguishers as determined by the size of your vessel. Other required safety equipment includes a sound making device and working running lights. Without this essential safety equipment, you will not be able to legally operate your boat.
To learn more about the required boat safety equipment, and to fully equip your boat for safety, contact Moose Landing Marina. Call our Naples location at (207) 693-6264 to learn more about boat safety and regulations.