Any pleasure craft (except Pleasure Craft over 24m) that is propelled (or designed to be propelled) by a motor and that is built or imported into Canada must have a Compliance Notice. The compliance notice must be permanently attached to the hull of the vessel, in a conspicuous location plainly visible from the.
A compliance notice is the manufacturer’s or importer’s confirmation that the vessel is built in accordance with the construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations.
There are three types of Compliance Notice for a Pleasure Craft:
For vessels up to 6m in length, the compliance notice states:
For vessels over 6m in length, the compliance notice contains a statement indicating that the vessel was built to the pleasure craft construction requirements.
Obey your vessel’s compliance notice. A boat that is overloaded or overpowered sits lower in the water and is more at risk of swamping, capsizing, or sinking – especially in poor weather or water conditions. Overloading is dangerous; know and respect the load limitations of your vessel.