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You’re in Command! Become a Vessel Examiner. [Insert name of presenter here] Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner ? There are about 13 million registered recreational boats in the United States. Fewer than 1% receive a free Vessel Safety Check each year.

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you re in command become a vessel examiner

You’re in Command!Become a Vessel Examiner.

[Insert name of presenter here]

why should you be a vessel examiner
Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • There are about 13 million registered recreational boats in the United States.
  • Fewer than 1% receive a free Vessel Safety Check each year.
  • Unsafe boats represent a real danger to recreational boaters.
  • The United States Coast Guard is asking for your help in increasing the number of Vessel Safety Checks performed.
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • Recent research shows the concept of the Vessel Safety Check program is popular.
  • Our current VEs tell us—“if I ask boaters to let me do a VSC, they say yes.”
  • But many current Vessel Examiners are “maxed out”—we can’t expect them to perform more VSCs than they do now.
    • We need more “feet on the docks.”

More Vessel Examiners = More Vessel Safety Checks!

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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • New USCG “You’re In Command: Boat Safely” campaign will aggressively promote the VSC program.
  • We must be ready to meet the demand.
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • The U.S. Coast Guard needs you.
    • VSCs help keep unsafe boats off the water, and allow the USCG to devote more resources to its new marine homeland security duties.
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • The Vessel Safety Check program is one of our best ways to recruit new members.
    • Face time with recreational boaters is a great opportunity to talk about our organization and stress the benefits you’ve gained from membership.
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • You spent a lot of time becoming an expert on boating and boating safety—you might as well put that expertise to good use.
  • Staying current on VSC requirements helps you stay current on your own knowledge of boating and boating safety.
  • It’s fun to meet new boaters and see their boats!
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • The training period is relatively quick and extremely informational.
  • Maintaining VE status requires you to complete only 5 Vessel Safety Checks per year—probably less than three hours of volunteer service.
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Why should YOU be a Vessel Examiner?
  • VSCs work. You might just save someone’s life!
my challenge to you
My Challenge to You:

Members of this [Flotilla] did [XX] Vessel Safety Checks last year.

Help me double that number this year!

how can you become a vessel examiner
How can you become a Vessel Examiner?
  • Contact [VE Chairman/VE Staff Officer]
    • [Name, phone, e-mail]