Vessel Safety Checks & Insurance Requirements

As a service of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, WYC members offer free checks for boats to ensure they conform to federal and state requirements for safety.

No citations are issued, and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency. A decal is awarded for display on vessels passing the check.

Items reviewed include: vessel registration or documentation; personal flotation devices; visual and audible distress signals; fire extinguishers; safety requirements for gasoline-powered boats; navigation lights; pollution and trash placards; proper installation of marine sanitation devices; navigation rules and state requirements; overall vessel condition; safe electrical and fuel systems; and safe galley and heating systems.

For more information on vessel safety checks or to get your boat inspected, call:

Scudder Briggs 394-1122
Charles Bell 528-3633
Jim Maloney 695-7457
Ed Lott 292-1100

Reminder: All boats moored at WYC require current and proper insurance documents on file with the Port Captain and WYC office.

If you think your insurance documentation is incomplete, or would like to submit and update, please send an email to the Port Captain.

Waikiki Yacht Club   •   1599 Ala Moana Blvd   •   Honolulu, HI 96814