Boating in the USA

Boat Accident Reporting in Florida

Boat Accident Reporting Requirements An operator involved in a boat accident is required to: Stop their boat at the scene of the accident. Assist any person in distress, or who has been injured, so lo...

Boating License Requirements in New Mexico

New Mexico’s Boating License Requirements Any boat operator born on or after January 1st, 1989, is required to successfully complete an approved Boater Education Course or proctored exam, and o...

Maintaining Life Jackets and PFDs

Serviceable Life Jackets and Personal Flotation Devices For your life jacket to be ‘serviceable’ it must meet the following requirements: It must be Coast Guard-approved. It must be free of tears...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in New Mexico

Boating and Alcohol: The Laws It is illegal in the state of New Mexico to operate any boat, or to manipulate any waterskis, surfboard or similar device while under the influence of alcohol or controll...

Reckless Boat Operation in New Mexico

Reckless Boat Operation Reckless boat operation is illegal in the state of New Mexico. This includes operating any type of boat or to manipulating any waterskis, surfboard or similar device in a care...

Life Jacket and Boat Equipment Laws in New Mexico

Life Jacket Laws in New Mexico All boats must carry a Coast Guard-approved, wearable lifejacket of proper size for each person on board or being pulled as a skier, plus one Coast Guard-approved throwa...

Boat Registration in New Mexico

Boat Registration Requirements: To legally operate a motorized boat in the state of New Mexico, you must obtain and carry a Certificate of Number on the boat during operation. A Certificate of Number ...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Alaska

Boating and Alcohol: The Laws It is illegal in the state of Alaska to operate any boat while under the influence of alcohol, an inhalant, controlled substances, or any combination thereof. In Alaska, ...