Use this chart to determine the type and quantity of fire extinguishers required for your vessel.
|Length of Vessel||Without Fixed System||With Fixed System*|
|Less than 16 feet||none**||none|
|16 feet to less than 26 feet||one 5-B***||none|
|26 feet to less
than 40 feet
|two 5-B or one 20-B||one 5-B|
|40 feet to less
than 65 feet
|three 5-B or one 20-B and one 5-B||two 5-B or one 20-B|
|*Refers to a permanently installed fire extinguisher system|
|**One 5-B extinguisher is required if boating on federally controlled waters.|
|***Not required if a vessel is of open construction, is less than 26 feet in length, has an outboard engine, is not carrying passengers for hire, and is not on federally controlled waters. One 5-B extinguisher is required if on federally controlled waters.|
For carriage requirements, one 5-B is equivalent to one B-I, and one 20-B is equivalent to one B-II.