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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check Program

To request a Vessel Safety Check please send an email to Our Vessel Examination Officer









Please include your name and contact information, and name and location of your vessel.

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The Vessel Safety Check is a complimentary check of your boat conducted by members of the Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state requirements for safety.

No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination.

An example of some of the items checked include:

All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard.

The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later.

Use our Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series of questions.

Click here to use that tool. Once you have passed, have one of our volunteers check your vessel and award you with the safety sticker to display on your boat!


Flotilla 83 will be holding open houses on the following dates in 2023:

For your convenience, Courtesy Vessel Exams will be available at these events.

Date  Location Map 
  May 27 (9AM to 2PM) Schooner Island Marina, Wildwood Map
  June 10 (9AM to 2PM) Pier 47 Marina, Wildwood Map
  July 24 (9AM to 2PM) Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Wildwood Map
  June 4 (9AM to 2PM) Bree-Zee-Lee Marina, Cape May Map
  June 5(8:00 to 3:00) Shawcrest Marina Map
  June 12 (8:00 to 3:00) Stone Harbor Marina Map
  June 19 (8:00 to 3:00) Grassy Sound Marina, Grassy Sound Map
  June 26 (8:00 to 3:00) Avalon Manor Marina, Avalon Map
  --- Pier 47 Marina, Wildwood Map