Asked in Fire Extinguishers
How many fire extinguishers are required aboard an 18-foot powerboat with installed fuel tanks?
At least one USCG-approved Class B-1 fire extinguisher is required on any powerboat, unless it is under the following exception:
- "motorboats less than 26 feet in length,
- propelled by outboard motors and
- not carrying passengers for hire, need not carry such portable fire extinguishers if
- the construction of such motorboats will not permit the entrapment of explosive or flammable gases or vapors" [bullets added]
A UL-listed 5-B:C extinguisher, with 2 pounds of dry chemical,
may provide the basis for the extinguisher, but it must ALSO
conform to USCG-approvals (proper corrosion protection, labeling,
mounting bracket, etc).