The following chart describes the required fire extinguisher type by boat size

Minimum Number of Portable Fire Extinguishers Required

(with no permanent fire extinguishing system in the engine or machinery compartments)


Quantity of

Type of


Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguisher

♦ Less than 26 feet



♦ 26 feet to less than 40 feet 2

B-I or



♦ 40 feet through 65 feet

♦ 40 feet through 65 feet

Using a fire extinguisher

Using a fire extinguisher

S - Squeeze handle

S - Sweep side to side using short bursts, a half-second to 1 second each

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