Have a Courtesy Vessel Safety Check at Your Boat!

Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron has certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check ("VSC") at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don't pass. The Vessel Examiner will make recommendations, as well as discuss safety issues to help you be a better boater. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends.

• Proper display of numbers
• Registration/documentation
• PFDs – Life Jackets
• Visual distress signals
• Fire extinguishers
• Ventilation
• Backfire flame control
• Sound producing device
• Navigation lights
• State requirements
• Overall vessel condition 

To arrange a free VSC for your boat or boats contact:

     Lt John Saloto 703 864-5528 (text is preferred to phone call)  Email

or  Lt Dan Marinelli 239 900 0299  Email


Form for use by Examiner

Form ANSC 7012 to print and fill-in by hand


VSC 2021 logo

Three men standing in boat, one with clipboad and pen

Conducting a VSC inspection


Man on dock holding clipboard and VSC sticker, with boat in background

VSC report completed. VSC sticker provided.