Welcome to the 10-13 Web Site
Flotilla 10-13 was established on May 28, 1969
and for the past 40+ years has been providing local communities
in New York and Northern New Jersey with boating safety classes,
on water towing, regatta ,safety and race support, search
and rescue, and recovery missions (275 patrols a year), free vessel
safety checks (over 700 a year), and free booklet and information
pamphlets for local marinas. During that same time flotilla
members have also logged countless hours in many other operational
and administrative support missions in support of the local Coast
Guard Units at Activities New York, Station New York, and Group
Sandy Hook. In total our flotilla members have logged over
250,000 hours of volunteer service (just since
2001), in missions supporting the boating public, the United States
Coast Guard, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Flotilla 10-13 is one of the most active flotillas in the nation.
We have been awarded the Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award
given by the United States Coast Guard to the best flotilla in the
First District Southern Region for 25 of the past 39 years.
We have also been honored by Boat/U.S. as the best flotilla in the
2002 and again in
2004. There are 1200 Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas across
the nation. No flotilla has ever won this award twice, let
alone twice in a 3 years time span. In 2011 our flotilla expended
over 47,800 volunteer hours (more hours
than any other flotilla in the nation)
in support of the United States Coast Guard, the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, the Boating Public, and the Department of Homeland
Best Flotilla in the Nation
2002 & 2004
Want to join the US Coast Guard Auxiliary or see
who we are and what we do
click here to learn
Need a safe
boating class in Northern NJ click here
Looking for a Boating
Class outside the area that we at 10-13 cover.
Click on this link then select the "Public Boating Courses" link
at the top of the left navigation window of that
page. This will take you to a page where you can enter a
zip code and a distance and get a list of classes.
The all-volunteer U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, created by act of Congress in 1939 to assist the
U.S. Coast Guard, conducts vital missions of Homeland Security and Maritime Public Safety. The
Coast Guard Auxiliary is considered a 'force multiplier' to the regular and reserve Coast Guard units
across the country. The events of September 11, 2001 have created
"a new normalcy", which has challenged the Auxiliary to meet
expanding support roles and missions as part of the "Shield of Freedom". Auxiliarists
perform myriad duties and provide critical services throughout the United States and its territories.
The Auxiliary serves as the Coast Guard's "Executive Agent" for the Coast Guard's Recreational
Boating Safety programs. The Auxiliary's expertise in safety programs is a key national asset,
not only for the safety of boaters but also for the safety of ports and waterways as well as
educating the public on the importance of their partnership in maintaining a vigil in the maritime
environment for any threats to our Homeland Security.
Coast Guard provides reimbursements for fuel, oil and some
maintenance expenses to Auxiliarists for certain operational
missions, Auxiliarists are responsible for not only their volunteer
hours (over 4.5 Million hours in 2009), but also for purchasing
their own uniforms and accessories while providing their own boats
and aircraft including outfitting them to meet Coast Guard
standards. Join the premier service organization in the
country, and become one of "America's Volunteer Life Savers".
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