Resources for 50th Anniversary of FBSA of 1971

Join the celebration of the 50th anniversary for the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971! On August 10th, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the Federal Boat Safety Act (FBSA). The act mandated a cooperative Federal-State effort to improve the safety of recreational boating in the United States. It also established the National Recreational Boating Safety Program and gave the U.S. Coast Guard the authority to establish mandatory boat manufacturing and safety standards.

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