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You always should make sure that anyone operating your boat understands his or her responsibilities as a driver and knows how to operate safely and responsibly.

Before allowing others to operate your boat:

  • Check that they meet the minimum age and boater education requirements for operation in your state.
  • Make sure they know basic boating safety and navigation rules.
  • Show them how to use the lanyard with the ignition safety switch and require them to use it.
  • Explain the importance of obeying "idle speed," "headway speed," or "slow, no wake" restrictions.
  • Stress the need to keep a proper lookout for other boaters and hazards.