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
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
Download the Boatbuilder's Handbook in PDF Format.
It is the responsibility of the Boat Manufacturer to ensure that the applicable Federal Regulations have not been updated since the reference date.