A major component of a fun-filled outing is a reliable boat that has all the necessary equipment operating properly. A free vessel safety check is an important safeguard, and certified examiners from the Perdido Bay Power Squadron will be happy to perform the check for boaters on Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Lillian boat ramp. There are no consequences if you don't pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family, and your friends through education.
The United States Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are partners in this valuable program offered to the boating public. All examiners are certified and trained on the latest requirements. The vessel safety check is similar to the review that is performed by the U.S. Coast Guard if you are boarded, except that it is voluntary, and only you receive the results.
Vessel safety checks are timed to coincide with National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24, 2019). Created by the National Safe Boating Council, the campaign encourages boaters to always wear a life jacket, take a safe boating course, get a vessel safety check, check the weather forecast, file a float plan, and never boat under the influence.
The Lillian Boat Launch is located on the south side of the Lillian Bridge on Perdido Bay. It's a 5.3 acre launch and waterfront recreational area. There's lots of parking, lights and two boat ramps.
For additional information about vessel safety checks in Lillian, call Richard Carson at 251-980-1536 or Dave Packett at 850-375-2579.