The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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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:
- U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Rules
- Chapman Piloting: Seamanship and Boat Handling by Elbert S. Maloney
- The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by Mark Smith and John Rousmaniere
To stay up to date on new boating laws, call the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-277-4301.