About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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A reboarding device helps a person get back into the pleasure craft from the water.

  • A built-in transom ladder, swim platform, and lifting harness are examples of reboarding devices.
  • A reboarding device is required under the Small Vessel Regulations only if the freeboard distance on your pleasure craft is over 0.5 metres (1 foot 8 inches). This includes PWCs.
  • The reboarding device cannot include any part of the pleasure craft’s propulsion unit.