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Sail and powered pleasure craft over 6 m and up to 9 m (20'- 30')

One Personal Flotation Device or Lifejacket

of appropriate size for each person on board

One buoyant heaving line

at least than 15 m (49’3”) long

OR

One lifebuoy

attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long

One 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”).

One watertight flashlight

Six pyrotechnic distress signals, not more than two of which are smoke signals

OR

At least three pyrotechnic distress signals, not more than one of which is a smoke signal,

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:

  • 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.

One manual propelling device

OR

One anchor

and at least 15 m (49’3”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination

One bailer or one manual bilge pump

Note: A bailer or manual water pump is not required for a pleasure craft that cannot hold enough water to make it capsize or a pleasure craft that has watertight compartments that are sealed and not readily accessible.

One sound-signalling device or appliance

Navigation lights

if the vessel is operated between sunset and sunrise or during periods of restricted visibility.

Note:

  1. Sailing vessels less than 7 m in length can meet this requirement with a watertight flashlight 
  2. 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.).

Note: 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.).

One magnetic compass

Note: A magnetic compass is not required if the pleasure craft is 8 m (26’3”) or less and is operated within sight of sea marks (navigation marks).

One fire extinguisher (5BC)

if the pleasure craft is equipped with a motor

AND

One 5BC fire extinguisher

if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance

One radar reflector 

is required under certain conditions

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

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