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) 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”).
Only required if boat is equipped with a motor
4. One (1) watertight flashlight
Three (3) Canadian-approved flares of Type A (Rocket Parachute), B (Multi-Star) or C (Hand)
Note: Flares are not required for a pleasure craft that:
Vessel Safety Equipment
5. One (1) manual propelling device
One (1) anchor and at least 15 m (49’3”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
6. One (1) bailer
One (1) manual water pump
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.
7. One (1) sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
8. Navigation lights meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
Note: Sailing vessels less than 7 m in length can meet this requirement with a watertight flashlight.
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.).
9. One (1) 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).
11. One (1) 5BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with an inboard engine, a fixed fuel tank of any size, or a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance
10. One (1) radar reflector is required under certain conditions