Vessel Checks





Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Vessel Examiner in your area may not be able to complete a physical Vessel Safety Check at this time. Availability varies from District to District. However, in some areas, we may be able to offer a Virtual Vessel Safety Check. This option will help you ensure vessel safety while underway until such time a traditional Vessel Safety Check may be performed. When you are contacted by a Vessel Examiner, they will be able to tell you what, if any, options for a Vessel Safety Check are available in your area.  



Have a Courtesy Vessel Safety Check at Your Boat!!

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Both the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons have certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (“VSC”) at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don’t pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education. Personal pleasure craft, only(*).

Please fill out the form below, completing every field. We recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Note that we typically can perform the VSC wherever your boat is located, or by mutual arrangement you may bring your boat to our examiner. Note: The correct STREET ADDRESS of the boat or marina’s location is required to find the nearest examiner(s).