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United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Navigation Rules require that recreational boaters must make specified sound signals under certain circumstances. Meeting other boats and crossing and overtaking other boaters are examples of situations where sound signals are required. Additional circumstances where sound signals are required by the USCG are during periods of reduced visibility and while at anchor.
The horn on a ship can be called either the whistle or the horn. It is used to alert other vessels, while the bell on a ship is used to alert or to summon the ship’s crew and passengers.
Where to Go for Advice About Boat Horns
Just as there are specific sounds to be made by boaters under stated circumstances, there are also regulation signaling devices or boat horns. From chrome and brass ships’ bells to electronic flush-mounted signal horns, air-horn compressors, dual horns, and horns that are concealed, Wholesale Marine carries a wide variety of USCG-approved horns and whistles. You’ll find the tops brands like AFI, Innovative Lighting, Sea Dog Marine, and more.
Whether you are seeking to comply with USCG regulations or just want to upgrade to some of the newer, recessed boat horns, speak with us at Wholesale Marine. We can advise you about the best USCG-compliant boat horns for your vessel. Be sure to ask us about our Customer Loyalty Program and our flat rate shipping for $6.99. There are many other benefits to becoming a Wholesale Marine customer, including speaking with fellow boating enthusiasts every time you call. We’re here from 9:00 until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday at (877) 388-2628.