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Radar reflectors are metallic devices that help small boats show up on the radar screens of larger boats. Radar reflectors are required for boats that are:

  • Less than 20 metres (65.6 feet) in length or…
  • Built mainly of materials that are not metallic.

See the Collision Regulations, Schedule 1, Rule 40 for radar reflector exemptions.

A radar reflector
Mount radar reflectors as high as possible on the boat.