Boat License

Boat License Requirements in Minnesota

Boat License Requirements Any person from 12-17 years of age, is required to obtain a Minnesota Watercraft Operator’s Permit, commonly called a boat license, to operate a motorized boat over 25 ...

Boat License Requirements in Missouri

Who needs a Missouri Boat License? All persons born after January 1, 1984, who wish to operate a boat on Missouri waters are required to carry one of the following on board the boat: A Boating Safety ...

Boat License Requirements in Iowa

Who needs a Boat License in Iowa? Iowa requires any operator between 12-17 years of age, who will operate a motorized boat over 10 horsepower, or who will operate a personal watercraft (PWC), to obtai...

Boat License Requirements in Virginia

Who needs a Boat License in Virginia? Virginia is currently phasing in mandatory boating safety education over a period of several years. These regulations apply to operators of motorized boats with ...

How to get an Oregon Boat License

Who needs an Oregon Boat License? Oregon’s Mandatory Boater Education law  requires that any person operating a boat of 10 horsepower or more, including personal watercraft (PWCs), complete a c...

Responsibilities of a Safe Boat Operator

What are My Responsibilities? As a boat operator in Canada you are legally responsible for equipping yourself, your passengers and your boat with the right equipment. You are also responsible for oper...

Casting off from the Dock

Casting Off There’s not much we enjoy more than casting off from the dock to go boating for the afternoon with family and friends. Here are our top tips to get you out boating safely and with confi...

Aids to Navigation

An important part of the BOATsmart!® online safe boating course is understanding aids to navigation. These are the system of buoys and markers that assist a boater in determining their position...

Transporting your Boat

An important part of owning a boat is learning how to transport it safely. Although this can be daunting, especially as a new boat owner, it’s not difficult. There are a few important things to keep...