Children's Life Jackets - Vermont

In the state of Vermont, children 13 years of age and under are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest when underway on an open deck boat. For persons under 16, an approved Type I, II, or III life jacket must be worn at all times while on a sailboard.

The life vest or life jacket should always be in good condition and fit the child properly.

Your boat insurance company and the USCG will expect you to comply with the Vermont boating safety regulations.