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In Minnesota, it is unlawful to operate your boat in disregard of the rights and safety of others. Examples of unlawful operation include:

  • Operating a boat in a careless or reckless manner
  • Operating a boat without the safety equipment required by law
  • Exceeding the carrying capacity or horsepower rating of the boat
  • Allowing occupants to ride or sit on gunwales, bow, transom, sides, stern, or decking over the bow sides when a boat is underway, unless adequate guards or railings are provided
Unlawful Operation: Riding on the Stern
  • Operating a boat or allowing others to operate your boat while under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance
  • Operating a boat so that its wash or wake endangers, bothers or interferes with any person or property
  • Operating a boat within an area set aside as a swimming area
  • Operating a boat above a slow, no wake speed in areas marked as no wake zones