Stay safe with the CGF’s boat requirements

Boating Safety Starts with You!

Stay safe with our boating safety checklist

Boating is a wonderful recreational activity. You can help keep it fun by following basic boating safety principles.

Download the Boating Safety Guide and Equipment and Departure Checklists to help you know what safety equipment is required on a boat, as well as preventative measures the U.S. Coast Guard recommends to enjoy a safe boating experience.

Learn about our boat requirements with our boating safety checklist!

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Stay safe with our boating safety rules

Every day the United States Coast Guard is saving lives, preserving our oceans, and protecting our nation. With your help, the Coast Guard Foundation is committed to supporting our nation's Coast Guard through additional funding for scholarships, support projects, and relief for families when a service member is lost in the line of duty.