THE ISSUE

Governor Newsom: Save our Boats

Typically, when the State mandates new air quality or fuel standards, regulations apply to future model years and not to the existing cars and trucks in our driveway. However, in the case of harbor crafts, the Newsom Administration has proposed engine regulations that would require commercial passenger boats to be replaced starting as soon as next year (2023) unless a boat owner can justify an extension from CARB staff. 

"We assume that a majority if not all sport-fishing boats have to be replaced to comply."

CARB Staff, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19, 2021