About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Vermont Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Vermont Boating Safety Education Certification Card.

Learn More Register for the Course

wakeboarder being towed by a boat

Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, kite skis, surfboards, inner tubes, or any similar devices must obey these laws also.

  • All persons being towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device must wear a U.S. Coast Guard—approved Type I, II, or III personal flotation device (life jacket). Ski belts are not approved personal flotation devices.
  • Every vessel towing a person(s) on water skis or any other device must have a person who is at least 12 years old on board, in addition to the vessel operator, in a position to observe the towed person(s).