Magnetic Compass

The magnetic compass will help the operator of a pleasure craft find directions. It is important to note that a magnetic compass is influence by the proximity of metallic and/or electrical device and could provide false information. Check you magnetic compass prior to departing.

All boats must carry a magnetic compass, except boats under 8m that navigate within sight of seamark.There are no standards for a compass on a pleasure craft less than 12m.Vessels of 12m and above must carry a magnetic compass that meets the Navigation Safety Regulations.