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Vessels operating more than one mile from shore must have on board a VHF marine radio or a USCG–approved emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).

  • Canoes, PWC/thrill craft, surfboards, and paddleboards are exempt from this requirement.
  • Kayaks and training sailboats also are exempt if these vessels are accompanied by a vessel with the required equipment.
  • Although PWC are exempt, these pieces of communication gear are highly recommended.
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