The Handbook of Vermont Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Vermont State Police - Web Version
Table of Contents
|PWC||Boat Less Than 16 Ft.||Boat 16 Ft. To Less Than 26 Ft.|
|Boating Safety Education Certificate||✓1||✓1||✓1|
|Certification of Registration on Board||✓||✓||✓|
|Validation Stickers Displayed||✓||✓||✓|
|PFDs: Wearable Type I, II, III, or V||✓2||✓2||✓2|
|PFD: Throwable Type IV||✓3|
|Type B-I Fire Extinguisher||✓||✓||✓|
|Engine Cut-Off Switch||✓|
|Backfire Flame Arrestor||✓||✓||✓6|
|Horn, Whistle, or Bell||✓||✓||✓|
- Applicable if operator is born after January 1, 1974. See Who May Operate a Vessel for more information.
- Those on a PWC must wear a PFD at all times. Those under the age of 12 must wear a PFD while underway on an open deck. See Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) for more information.
- Required on vessels 16 feet or longer operating on U.S. waterways determined navigable by the USCG, including Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog, and Wallace Pond.
- Required on all powerboats (except outboards).
- Required when boating on federally controlled waters.
- Certain items are not applicable to PWC because they are allowed only to operate between sunrise and sunset.