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Vision and Mission

Our Mission

To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public.

National RBS Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program describes the U.S. Coast Guard's goals and strategies to ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience by implementing programs that minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage while cooperating with environmental and national security efforts.

Download the Strategic Plan 2012-2016 (PDF)
Download the Report on the Strategic Plan (PDF)