The Official Missouri Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with MO laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division.

The Handbook of Missouri Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Missouri Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division. The handbook introduces you to Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.