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Those 12 years of age and younger: May not legally operate any motorized vessel over 10 horsepower (including personal watercraft) unless accompanied on board by a person who is at least 18 years old.

A person 13 to 14 years of age: May legally operate a motorized vessel over 10 horsepower (including personal watercraft) only if he or she:

  • Possesses a valid Montana motorboat operator’s safety certificate or has evidence of completing an approved boating safety course, or ...
  • Is accompanied on board by a person 18 years old or older.

A person must be at least 18 years old to rent a motorized vessel over 10 horsepower (including personal watercraft).