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LABELS FOR RECREATIONAL BOATS - Demystified
A guide to safety warning labels required on recreational boats.
The following table is very general and your boat may need other labels. Consult with the US Coast Guard
|Boat Type||USCG Labels|
|Rowboat||HIN - Capacity Label - Certification Label (may be combined)|
|Rowboat with 2 HP||HIN - Capacity Label - Certification Label (may be combined)|
|Outboard <20 Ft||HIN - Capacity Label - Certification Label (may be combined)|
|Outboard 20 ft or >||HIN - Certification Label|
|Inboard <20 Ft W/Gas Engine||HIN - Capacity Label -
Certification Label (may be combined)
Blower Warning Label
|Inboard 20 Ft or > W/Gas Engine||HIN - Certification Label - Blower Warning Label|
|Sailboat W/O Engine||HIN|
|Sailboat W/Gas IB||HIN - Certification Label - Blower Warning Label|
|Multi-hull OB any Size (includes Pontoon Boats)||HIN|
|Multi-hull Gas IB any Size (includes Pontoon Boats)||Certification Label - Blower Warning Label|
|Multi-hull Diesel any Size (includes Pontoon Boats)||HIN|
|Any with permanently
Installed Gas Generator
|Certification Label - Blower Warning Label|
|Any boat with builder installed Navigation Lights||Certification Label|
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ABYC, ISO, the Canadian Coast Guard, the RCD, and others may require other labels. For instance ABYC requires many other warning labels. On open motorboats there are labels showing the seating arrangements. On any boat with a gasoline engine there are carbon monoxide warning labels. For boats with exposed propellers there are prop strike warning labels. For electrical systems there is a multitude of warning labels for many different situations. There are far too many to list here.
Below are some examples: The bottom left image also contains a Canadian certification and capacities label issued by the Canadian Office Of Boating Safety. Look at some more lablels.
For Boats Going to the UK or EU: http://www.boatsafetysigns.co.uk/
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