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Motorized boats 11 feet or MORE in length: Persons under 16 years of age who do not have a valid Certificate of Boating Safety Education may operate these vessels only if they are under the supervision of a person 18 years of age or older.

  • Supervising persons born on or after July 1, 1972, must possess a valid Certificate of Boating Safety Education.
  • Supervising persons born before July 1, 1972, are not required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education.

Motorized boats LESS than 11 feet in length: Persons under 16 years of age who do not have a valid Certificate of Boating Safety Education may operate these vessels only if they are under the supervision of a person who:

  • Possesses a valid Certificate of Boating Safety Education or…
  • Was born before July 1, 1972.