All vessels, including PWC, are required to have a Type B USCG–approved fire extinguisher on board if one or more of the following conditions exist: Closed compartments under seats where portable fuel tanks may be stored. Closed storage compartments in which flammable or combustible materials may be stored.
Do you need a fire extinguisher on a boat?
The Coast Guard requires boats to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on board. Depending on the size of your boat you may need more than one. Boats less than 26′ have to have at least one B-1 fire extinguisher on board. Boats 26′-40′ need to have at least two B-1 fire extinguishers on board.
What type of vessel needs a fire extinguisher?
Sailboats and powerboats 6 metres (19.7 feet) or less in length must carry one 5B:C fire extinguisher if they are equipped with an inboard engine; a fixed fuel tank; or a fuel-burning oven, heater, or refrigerator.
What is the best fire extinguisher for a boat?
Best Fire Extinguishers for Boats (US Coastguard Compliant)
|#||Fire Extinguisher||Recharge Type|
|1.||Amerex B417T 2.5 Lbs. ABC Dry Chemical||Rechargeable|
|2.||Amerex B402 5 Lbs. ABC Dry Chemical||Rechargeable|
|3.||Amerex B456 10 Lbs. ABC Dry Chemical||Rechargeable|
|4.||Ansul 436500 Sentry 10 lb ABC Fire Extinguisher||Rechargeable|