CA Harb & Nav Code Section 261

Every steam vessel navigating any waters of this State and carrying passengers, shall be equipped with boats as follows:


If of five hundred tons measurement, one first-class life-boat and one row-boat, twenty-five feet long by seven wide, each capable of carrying fifty persons; and at least one other good row-boat.


If of two hundred and fifty and less than five hundred tons measurement, at least two ordinary row-boats.


If of less than two hundred and fifty tons burden, at least one small row-boat. The boats shall be so attached that they can be launched at any time for immediate use.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 261’s source at ca​.gov