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Sail and powered pleasure craft over 12 m and up to 24 m (39'4"- 78'9")

Personal Lifesaving Appliances

1. One (1) Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board

2. One (1) buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long

3. One (1) lifebuoy equipped with a self-igniting light or attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long

4. One (1) reboarding device

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”). 

Visual Signals

5. One (1) watertight flashlight

6. Twelve (12) Canadian-approved flares of Type A (Rocket Parachute), B (Multi-Star), C (Hand), or D (smoke signals)


  1. Not more than six (6) of which are of Type D (smoke signals).
  2. Flares are not required for a pleasure craft that:
    • Is operating on a river, canal or lake in which it can never be more than one (1) nautical mile (1.852 km) from shore; or
    • Has no sleeping quarters and is engaged in an official competition or in final preparation for an official competition.

Vessel Safety Equipment

7. One (1) anchor and at least 50 m (164’1”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination

8. Bilge-pumping arrangements

Navigation equipment

9. Sound-signalling appliances that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations

Note: pleasure craft over 20 m (65’7”) in length require a whistle (horn), and a fitted bell.

10. Navigation lights that meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations

11. One (1) magnetic compass that meets the requirements of the Navigation Safety Regulations

  • See Part 2 of the Regulations if your pleasure craft was built before July 1, 2002


  • See Part 3 of the Regulations if your pleasure craft was built on or after July 1, 2002

Firefighting Equipment

12. One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher at all of the following locations:

  • at each access to any space where a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance is fitted;
  • at the entrance to any accommodation space; and
  • at the entrance to the machinery space.

13. One (1) axe

14. Two (2) buckets

Note: Transport Canada recommends that each bucket have a capacity of at least 10 litres.

15. One (1) radar reflector is required under certain conditions.

What exactly must be carried depends on the type and size of boat