Fire Extinguishers

 

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Fire extinguishers are required if one of the following conditions exists:

  1. Inboard engine(s)
  2. Double bottom hulls not completely sealed or not completely filled with flotation materials
  3. Closed living space
  4. Closed stowage compartments that contain flammable materials
  5. Permanently installed fuel tanks

Recreational boats less than 26 feet, and propelled by outboard motors are NOT required to have fire extinguishers unless one or more of the conditions (2-5) listed above applies.

NOTE: Fire extinguishers must be readily accessible and verified as serviceable.

Minimum number of extinguishers required:

     Boat Length No Fixed System With Fixed System
     Less than 26' One B-1 N/A
     26' to 40'
 
Two B-1 or
One B-2
One B-1
 
     40' to 65'
 
Three B-1s or
One B-1 & One B-2
One B-2
 

Fire Extinguishers

 

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