CAPE COD FLOTILLA 11-1, Chatham, MA
As a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and a servant of the public, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, in its role as the designated National Recreational Boating Safety Coordinator, is a leader in improving the boating experience of the maritime public. We are an organization noted for working in partnership with all stakeholders within the waterways activity spectrum and across all modes of transportation to reach consensus solutions. We measure our success by our customer satisfaction, and our customers' needs help define our workload and priorities.
To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public.
Chatham Lighthouse Keeper
Cape Cod Flotilla 11-1 conducts Chatham Lighthouse tours during select months.Click Here to view the schedule for 2014. Follow this link to take a virtual tour of the lighthouse. A New Year's Tour is offered on December 31, 2013 from 12 to 2 PM.
For information about joining our organization please email the Flotilla Human Resources Officer (FSO-HR) Edward McDonald or call the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Information Line at 508-457-3298.
Public Boating Courses for Winter 2014:
Public Boating Safety Course (course cancelled)
Five week basic power boat operating course. Adults and accompanied Juniors may obtain their MA Boating Safety Certificate.
The course is National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved. Junior course material is provided by the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
For further information follow the link to our public education page, or contact our Flotilla 11-1 Public Education Officer (FSO-PE) Peter DeBakker.
Does your boat meet all of the US Coast Guard and Massachusetts safety requirements? Find out!
The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Vessel Examiners will make appointments with you to inspect your boat at your storage location, or on its trailer prior to launch.
Requirements for the Exam:
- Have your boat equipped with all of its safety equipment
- Be present for the exam.
- Have your boat registration available
Or to arrange for an appointment email Harry Cutts, Flotilla Staff Officer -Vessel Exams (FSO-VE), and provide your contact information and the location of your boat.