Classes of Boats
Whenever you leave the dock or put your boat in the water, you are required by law to have safety equipment onboard. The equipment you need depends upon the size of your boat and what makes it go.
(Did you read How to Measure Your Boat ?)
Boats are catagorized by class, based upon their length overall:
less than 16 feet 16 feet to
less than 26 feet
26 feet to
less than 40 feet
40 feet to
less than 65 feet
Okay . . . so now you know what class your boat is,
what equipment do you need to carry when you go boating ?