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Sail and powered pleasure craft up to 6 m (19'8")

Powered pleasure craft up to 6 m

A Personal Flotation Device (PFD) or Lifejacket

of appropriate size for each person on board

A Buoyant heaving line

at least than 15 m (49’3”) long

A reboarding device

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”). 

A watertight flashlight


Three pyrotechnic distress signals,not more than one of which is a smoke signal

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.

A manual propelling device


An anchor

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

A bailer or a 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.

A sound-signalling appliance or a sound-signalling device

that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations

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.).

A 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).

A fire extinguisher (5 BC)

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

A radar reflector 

is required under certain conditions

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

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