(only required if the boat is operated after sunset, before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc).
of appropriate size for each person on board
Note: A personal floatation device or lifejacket kept on board a human-powered pleasure craft, operated in whitewater must be inherently buoyant.
at least 15m (49’3”) long
Note: A reboarding device is only required if the vertical height that must be climbed to reboard the pleasure craft from the water is over 0.5 m (1’8”).
Only required if the pleasure craft is more than 6 m long.
Note: A bailer or manual bilge pump is not required for a pleasure craft that will not hold enough water to make it capsize, or a pleasure craft that has watertight compartments that are sealed and not readily accessible.
that meets the applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations
for human-powered pleasure craft that meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).
For a human-powered vessel, this requirement can be met with a watertight flashlight.
Note: A magnetic compass is not required if the pleasure craft is 8 m (26’3”) or less and is operated within sight of seamarks (navigation marks).
is required under certain conditions
if there is also a means of two way electronic communications on board (i.e., cell phones, satellite phones, VHF, 406 MHz personal locater beacons, or EPIRB).
Note: Flares are not required for a pleasure craft that: