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NYS Pleasure Boat Required Equipment Checklist
PWC

Motorboat Less
then 16 feet

Motorboat 16
feet to less than
26 feet

Rowboat, Canoe,
Kayak

Sailboat

Boat Registration
Certificate

Required

Required

Required

Not Required

Not Required

Validation Sticker
Display
Personal Flotation
Device
Type IV PFD
Fire Extinguisher,
Type B-1
Ignition Safety
Switch

Required

Required

Required

Not Required

Not Required

Must Be Worn

1 per person

1 per person

1 per person

1 per person

onboard*
Required
Required, with
exceptions●
Not Required

onboard*
Not Required
Not Required

onboard*
Required ≥ 16 ft.
Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

Backfire Flame
Arrestor
Ventilation

onboard*
Not Required
Required, with
exceptions●
Lanyard attached to Not Required
operator, if so
equipped
Required
Gas inboard and I/O
engines
Required
May be required

Gas inboard and I/O Not Required
engines
Not Required
May be required

Not Required

Muffled Exhaust

Required

Required

Required

Not Required

Not Required

Horn or Whistle

Mouth whistle is
acceptable

Mouth whistle is
acceptable

Mouth whistle is
acceptable

Mouth whistle is
Mouth whistle is
acceptable if < 39ft. acceptable if < 39ft.

Daytime Visual
Distress Signals

Required

Not Required

Required

Not Required

Required ≥ 16 ft,
with exception¥

Nighttime Visual
Distress Signals

No nighttime
operation

Required at night

Required at night

Not Required

Required at night

Navigation Lights

No nighttime
operation

Required at night & Required at night & Required at night & Required at night &
Restricted visibility Restricted visibility Restricted visibility Restricted visibility

Anchor

Not Required

Required

Not Required
Not Required

Required

Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

* PFD must be worn between November 1st and May 1st on any pleasure boat under 21 feet, including sailboats, canoes and
kayaks
PFD must be worn by anyone under 12 years of age, unless in an enclosed cabin, if onboard a motorboat under 65 feet or any
other pleasure boat including sailboats, canoes, and kayaks
PFD must be worn by anyone who is being towed by a pleasure boat

● Motorboats less than 26 feet in length are required to carry one type B-1 USCG approved fire extinguisher unless
they are of open construction and powered by outboard motors. Motorboats with a fixed fire extinguishing system
are required to carry one less type B-1 fire extinguisher.
Motorboats which use fuel having a flash point of 110°F or less, which includes gasoline, are required to have at
least two ventilators unless the bilges under the engine and fuel tank are exposed to the natural atmosphere.

¥ Open sailboats less than 26 feet in length not equipped with mechanical power are not required to carry
daytime visual distress.
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