Non-Lateral Buoys & Markers Exclusion buoy - Danger buoy - Control buoy - Information buoy

What does a non-lateral marker indicate?

Non-lateral markers are used to advise you of situations, dangers, or directions. 

They may indicate shoals, swim areas, speed zones, etc. 

They can be easily identified by the white color with orange geometric shapes.

Exclusion buoy / Keep out buoy

What does a white buoy with an orange crossed diamond indicate?

The explanation may be placed outside the crossed diamond shape, such as dam, rapids, swim area, etc.

Keep out buoy

Danger buoy

What does a diamond non-lateral marker indicate?

The nature of danger may be indicated inside the diamond shape, such as rock, wreck, shoal, dam, etc.

Danger buoy

Control buoy

What does a white marker with an orange circle mean?

The type of control is indicated in the circle, such as slow, no wake, anchoring, etc.

It may show white light and/or may be lettered. 

Control buoy

Information buoy

What does an orange square mean on a buoy?

For displaying information such as directions, distances, locations, etc.

Information buoy

Now that you have an idea of the different types of non-lateral buoys and markers you will encounter while boating, come discover with us all the other aspects of boating with our online boating safety course and obtain your boater card.