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California Boater Card – The Comprehensive Guide

Updated on February, 12, 2020. Overview On January 1, 2018, California’s new boating education law went into effect, requiring all California boaters to carry the California Boater Card while operating a recreational motorized vessel. The law is being phased-in by age for operators of motorized boats on California waterways. This new legislation makes boater education mandatory in the state of[…]

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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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