Boating in Tennessee

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Tennessee

Boating and Alcohol: The Laws It is illegal in the state of Tennessee to operate any sail or motorized boat while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, drugs or any combination thereo...

Reckless Boat Operation in Tennessee

Laws for Negligent or Reckless Boat Operation Reckless operation of a boat, waterskis or a similar device is one of the most serious offenses in Tennessee boating law. Violations are punishable by a ...

Tennessee’s Titling and Registration Requirements

Boat Registration Requirements To legally operate a motorized boat in Tennessee (including federally documented boats) and sailboats primarily used in Tennessee, you must register the boat by obtainin...

Tennessee’s Muffler Requirements and Litter Laws

Tennessee’s Muffler and Noise Level Laws In Tennessee, the engines of all motorized boats must have an effective muffling system. Additionally: The use of cut-outs is illegal. Manufacturers may ...

Tennessee’s Boater Education Requirements

Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989, must show the Tennessee Wildlife and Resources Agency-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TW...