Boating Safety Requirements and Float Plans

This page has links to both Federal and Washington State boating requirements, as well as a link to a Float Plan form from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. 

Federal and State Requirements, Float Plan

Federal safety equipment requirements for vessels:

 Don't get caught without the right gear. These are Federal minimum requirements - state and local laws and common sense may dictate carrying additional equipment. 

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Washington State Boating Rules and Regulations

To  ensure your and others' safety on the water, get to know the state regulations for operating your boat 

Link to WA State

US Coast Guard Auxilary Float Plan form

PDF form you can fill out before you go boating, and leave with a trusted friend or family member. Do NOT file with the Coast Guard. 

Link to form