Alabama

Boat Accident Reporting in Alabama

Boat Accident Reporting Requirements A boat operator who has been involved in a boating accident is required to: Stop their boat at the scene. Provide assistance to any person who has been injured, or...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Alabama

Boating and Alcohol Laws Boating and alcohol laws vary from state to state. In Alabama, it is illegal to operate, or be in physical control of any boat, or manipulate any waterskis, aquaplane, or any ...

Reckless Boat Operation in Alabama

Alabama’s Laws for Reckless or Careless Boat Operation It is illegal in the state of Alabama to operate a watercraft in a reckless or careless manner. Reckless Boat Operation A person is guilty of r...

Alabama Boating License Requirements

Boater Education Requirements in Alabama Under the Roberson/Archer Act of 1944, any person operating a motorized boat on Alabama waters must obtain an Alabama Boater Safety Certification—this inclu...

Alabama’s Life Jacket Laws

Alabama’s Life Jacket Laws Every boat operated on Alabama’s waterways is required to carry one Type I, II, III or V,  Coast Guard-approved life jacket or PFD for each person on board or being tow...

Boat Registration in Alabama

Alabama law requires all motorized boats, sailboats and rental boats to be registered. Once a boat has been registered, you will be provided with an Alabama Certificate of Number and validation decals...