The Handbook of Vermont Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Vermont Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Vermont State Police. The handbook introduces you to Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.