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Sail and powered pleasure craft over 9 m and up to 12 m (29'6"- 39'4")


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 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 30 m (98’5”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination

8. One (1) A manual bilge pump


Bilge-pumping arrangements

Note: A bailer or manual bilge 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.

Navigation equipment

9. One (1) sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations 


sound-signalling device

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

11. One (1) magnetic compass

Firefighting Equipment

12. One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with motor


13. One (1) 10BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance 

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

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