Fire Extinguisher

All vessels with an engine carry a fire extinguisher

  • Only extinguishers marked as complying with AS 1841.5 (1992) or AS 1846 for dry chemical type are acceptable
  • Fire extinguishers are to be readily accessible in suitable and different parts of the boat
  • The minimum number and capacity of fire extinguishers are to be provided in accordance with the following table.


Vessel lengthMinimum number and capacityMinimum equivalent rating
PWCOne 0.75 kg5BE
Under 8 metresOne 0.9 kg5BE
8-12 metresTwo 0.9 kg5BE
Over 12 metres(a) three 0.9 kg - or
(b) one 0.9 kg and one 1.5 kg
5BE / 10BE