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California Boater Card – The Comprehensive Guide

January 1, 2018, California implemented a new law requiring all boaters to carry a vessel operator card while operating a recreational motorized vessel on California waterways. This required vessel operator card for the state of California is the California Boater Card. Prior to 2018, California was one of five states that didn’t require a boater certification or boating license to[…]

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Boat Safety – Emergency Rescue Stories

One of our favorite boat safety campaigns is National Safe Boating Week, which was held this year from May 20 to May 26. Every year, individuals and organizations act to increase the awareness of safe and responsible behaviors on the water. Boating is one of our nation’s favorite summer activities for a good, simple reason—it’s a fun and exciting way to spend[…]

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Do I need a driver’s license to drive a boat?

Wondering if you need a driver’s license to operate a boat? The short answer: No. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other requirements and rules you need to follow! Restrictions on Age Each state has their own set of age restrictions. For example, in Texas, you must be at least 13 years old and successfully pass a Texas Parks and[…]

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