The Official Maine Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with ME laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Maine Department of Natural Resources.

The Maine Boater Safety Handbook

The Maine Boater Safety Handbook is the official boating handbook developed for the Maine Department of Natural Resources. The handbook introduces you to Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.