The Official Delaware Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with DE laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The Handbook of Delaware Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Delaware Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The handbook introduces you to Delaware laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.

Use this handbook to familiarize yourself with steps to make all your boating outings safe and enjoyable. Remember, safety on Delaware waterways is the responsibility of all boaters.

Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Emergencies
  • Personal Watercraft (PWCs)
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • Required Equipment
  • Skiing
  • And much more…

Free Version

This Delaware boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.