Operator Age and Education Requirements
A person under 12 years of age may not operate a motorboat propelled by machinery of more than 10 horsepower unless under the immediate supervision of a person in the motorboat who is at least 16 years of age.
To operate a personal watercraft (PWC), the following restrictions apply.
- No one under 16 years of age may operate a PWC.
- Persons 16 and 17 years of age may operate a PWC only if they:
- Have successfully completed an approved safety education course and carry on board proof of age and course completion or…
- Are accompanied on board by a person 18 years of age or older.