Table of Contents

Download the PDF Version

Where to Find Additional Information


This handbook is designed to be a guide to South Carolina’s boating laws for recreational boaters who operate personal watercraft (PWCs) and powerboats. The publication Boat South Carolina: A Course on Responsible Boating gives additional information on safe boat handling and practices.

For more advanced information, see:

To stay up to date on new boating laws, call the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-277-4301.