Welcome Massachusetts Boaters!
boater safety handbook is designed to give Massachusetts boaters
the information needed to be a safe and responsible boater.
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 (PWC) basics.
It's the Law includes: registration 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 PWC
and vessels towing skiers.
Massachusetts Environmental Police 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. Get started!