BOATBUILDER'S HANDBOOK

The posted information is for manufacturers of recreational boats who must comply with the applicable regulations. Depending upon boat type, engine, length, usage, etc., a regulation (and corresponding guide) may, or may not, be applicable.

While we encourage recreational boat owners to use the information for their benefit, compliance with the regulations is the responsibility of the boat manufacturers.

Potential manufacturers, or importers, of recreational boats must contact the USCG, Boating Safety Division, Recreational Boating Product Assurance Division at (202) 372-1077 and request a Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) form.

Part 1 — Regulations and Other Information

Part 2 — Safety Circulars #64, an excerpt from #83, and #81 page 6

Part 3 — Consumer Fact Sheets

Compliance Guidelines:

Subpart I — Electrical Systems

Subpart J — Fuel Systems

Subpart K — Ventilation

Subpart C — Safe Loading & Subpart B — Display of Capacity Information

Subpart F, Subpart G & Subpart H — Flotation Requirements

Downloads:

Download the Boatbuilder's Handbook in PDF Format.

NOTICE:

It is the responsibility of the Boat Manufacturer to ensure that the applicable Federal Regulations have not been updated since the reference date.

RESOURCES

Media and Marketing Materials

Members of the press, boating safety specialists and advocates, and the general public are invited to utilize any and all of the media and marketing materials in this section.

 

Photo Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Image Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

 

Video Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Video Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

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