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Sail and powered pleasure craft over 24 m (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 30 m (98’5”) long

3. Two (2) SOLAS lifebuoy, of which:

  • one (1) is attached to a buoyant line at least 30 m (98 ’5”) long; and
  • one (1) is equipped with a self-igniting light

4. Lifting harness with appropriate rigging

5. 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

6. One (1) watertight flashlight

7.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

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

9. Bilge-pumping arrangements

Navigation equipment

10. 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.

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

12. One (1) magnetic compass that meets the requirements set out in 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

13. 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.

14. One (1) power-driven fire pump located outside the machinery space, with one fire hose and nozzle that can direct water into any part of the boat

15. Two (2) axes

16. Four (4) buckets

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

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

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