Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check

Transport Canada works with various boating safety organizations, like the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS) to offer free courtesy checks for pleasure craft. Check the CPS web site for more information on the Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check Program.

If you agree to have a check done, a trained boating safety volunteer will board your boat, while alongside a dock or at a boat ramp, to check out the safety equipment and other requirements, identify any problems and discuss general boating safety issues. Education and prevention are the keys to this program. Since there are never any penalties involved, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about boating safety and make sure that you are ready to head out on the water.

The knowledge you gain from a courtesy check will help you to stay safe on the water year after year.

Please note:

The Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check Program is an educational program being delivered on behalf of Transport Canada. The term "ON BOARD" means only that the equipment was on board at the time of check. Transport Canada does not warrant the condition of the vessel or any of the equipment on board. Responsibility for compliance with all regulations and for the safety of the vessel and related equipment lies solely with the owner and operator of the vessel.

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