This section is for any person engaged in the manufacture, construction, or assembly of boats or associated equipment, or the importation of boats, associated equipment, or the components thereof, into the United States for sale. It also provides safety information to boat owners or those considering the purchase of a recreational vessel.
The branch is part of the Boating Safety Division and is responsible for tracking safety issues with boats and associated equipment.
A listing of boat manufacturers and importers that have been assigned a Manufacturer’s Identification Code (MIC).
Email requests may be sent to MICAPP@uscg.mil the request must indicate the manufacturer's name and U.S. address along with the general types and lengths of boats that will be manufactured.
A database of safety defects and non-compliance in recreational boats and associated equipment.
Do you suspect a safety defect? File a Consumer Safety Defect Report.
Useful alerts on many boat and associated equipment concerns
The United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety announce the release of the Propeller Guard Test Procedure report developed for the Coast Guard under the auspices of the American Boat and Yacht Council. This procedure is intended for use by developers of propeller guard devices and independent third party testing entities to test propeller guard products in a consistent, repeatable manner.