Vessel Safety Checks

Get checked for Coast Guard and State Compliance
 

The Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary have teamed up to provide a shared program of no cost, no risk, vessel safety inspections. You arrange for an examiner to visit your boat. They will take about a half-hour to review the required and recommended safety equipment, and verify compliance with rules about notices and documents.

 

Safety checks are a public service of the Power Squadrons. We are happy to provide an inspection whether or not you are a member.

 

If your boat is in spec, which 75% are on the National average, the examiner will apply the distinctive VSC decal indicating approval. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but your being prepared can make this a more positive encounter.

 

There are no negative consequences from this inspection -- no citations, no fines -- just a report to you if anything needs to be corrected. Of course if the problem were found during a Coast Guard boarding instead, the consequences would be different.

 

Passing the inspection is easy. It requires complying with a short list of requirements which are clearly documented at http://safetyseal.net, a great web site with a virtual inspection and tips on which items usually cause problems. Download the one-page checklist (requires Acrobat Reader), check it yourself, and then arrange for the examiner to confirm it.

 

Contact Lt Danny Daniels, AP our chief examiner to arrange an inspection:

 

Welcome, On the Water Enthusiasts!

 

We are the Everett unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, the oldest and largest boating organization in the United States. We are a volunteer organization that prepares skillfull boating through public and member education.

Our members are both sailors and power boaters; for people preparing to buy their first boat, for those with trailer-able size, long distance cruisers and live-a-boards.  Meetings are held at Fireman’s Hall on Hewitt Ave. in Everett; and classes are held at Everett Yacht Club, in private residences and Everett Community College.  We invite you to join our meetings, become a member and enjoy fun rendezvous around Puget Sound and Gulf Islands.  

Celebrating Education, Community Service as well as Socializing with Recreational Boaters and on the water enthusiasts since 1948.  For information about our Public Safe Boating Courses, click on the Education link on the top menu.  

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Content last updated:  25 October 2019

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