The Official Tennessee Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with TN laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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The Handbook of Tennessee Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Tennessee Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The handbook introduces you to Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.