Welcome Georgia Boaters!
This handbook is published by
Boat Ed, the official provider
of Georgia's boating safety course.
Although this handbook is a convenient
reference tool, students wanting
to receive official Georgia boating
certification would benefit from
studying Boat Ed's comprehensive
boat safety course.
safety course material has
been developed in conjunction with
the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and is the same
material used in their classroom
courses. Take the
official Georgia boating safety
Boating Basics includes: vessel length and capacity, fueling,
float plans, navigational rules, U.S. Aids to Navigation, weather
and other boating emergencies, and personal watercraft (PWCs) basics.
It's the Law includes: registering information, registration
fees, display of numbers, legal operating age, required equipment,
unlawful operation, boating under the influence, reporting accidents,
enforcement, environmental restrictions, and laws governing PWCs
and vessels towing skiers.
Georgia enforcement officers patrol our waterways to make your
boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following
the suggestions outlined in this manual as well as the rules of
common courtesy while operating your boat.