What's required to have on board your boat
Definition of a Boat: All watercraft including a seaplane on the water and not in flight, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water. Exemptions include boat houses, floating homes, air mattresses, beach and water toys or single inner tubes. Have the required equipment and know the regulations for boat operations that are in place for your safety. Equipment varies based on boat type, boat length, and sometimes by a waterbody’s inherent conditions (e.g. whitewater rivers and the Pacific Ocean/coastal bars).
Be sure you meet the equipment (carriage) requirements listed below
and know the local regulations for the waterbody where you'll be boating. Use our interactive Boat Oregon Online Map
to find out the local rules for boat operations. Click on the "rules" tab, then fly in to see boating access locations.
See the table below for the specific equipment and legal requirements for your boat.