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State Requirements New Jersey, www. njsp.org/maritime/ New York, www.nysparks.state.ny.us Connecticut, www. ct.gov/dep Pennsylvania, www.fishandboat.com.

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2 State Requirements New Jersey, www. njsp.org/maritime/ New York, Connecticut, www. ct.gov/dep Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, ed.com/ma/handbook/agency.htm Rhode Island, island/all-about/boating-regulations New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine,

3 State Requirements Subjects Age Boating Education and Licensing Registration

4 Education and Licensing New Jersey Age Restrictions for power vessels <13 years may not operate a power vessel years low power (<10 hp) with a Boating Safety Certificate (see site for more details} =>16 may operate a power vessel including a PWC with a Boating Safety Certificate njsp.org/maritime/

5 Education and Licensing New Jersey Regulations for Tidal Waters Residents and boaters for more than 90 days require a NJ State Police Boating Safety Certificate. Boating Safety Courses are available through USCGA, USPS and other NJ licensed instructors Visitors require a Boating Safety Certificate approved by their home state, USCG, or NASBLA. njsp.org/maritime/

6 Education and Licensing New Jersey Regulations for Non Tidal Waters Residents require a Boat License from the MVC. MVC requires NJSP Boating Safety Certificate to issue a Boat License. Visitors require written proof of a course similar to a NJ Boating Safety Certificate or approve by USCG, or NASBLA. Exceptions: 12’ with a motor <10 hp, an authorized race with a permit, certain private or community lakes, check local regulations njsp.org/maritime/

7 Titling, Registration & Documentation - New Jersey Registration All powered vessels NJ Department of Motor Vehicles registers vessels: Vessels registered in other states operating for more than 180 consecutive days in NJ

8 Titling, Registration & Documentation - New Jersey Documentation: All documented vessels for which the owner maintains, owns, rents, leases or otherwise occupies space within NJ, other than on a transient basis, must be registered with NJ DMV Are not required to display registration number Shall display registration stickers njsp.org/maritime/

9 Education and Licensing New York Age and Education 10 - born after May you may operate a motorboat (non-PWC) with a boating safety certificate 14 years and older you may operate a PWC with a boating safety certificate Born before May a boating safety certificate is not required to operate a motor boat

10 Education and Licensing New York Acceptable courses NYS 8 hour course taught by a NY approved instructor. To find a course go to: USCG Auxiliary ABS or BS&S at US Power Squadron ABC at wwwusps.org

11 Titling, Registration & Documentation - New York Registrations numbers and validation stickers The registration number must be permanently attached to both sides of the vessel’s bow, read from left to right, be 3” block letters and of a color that contrasts with that of the hull. Validation stickers are to be affixed to the hull, in line with, and no further than three inches aft of, the registration number.

12 Titling, Registration & Documentation - New York Documentation: Documented pleasure vessels must apply for registration and display the appropriate validation stickers. The DMV will not issue a title or a number to a documented vessel. Validation sticker should be placed in the same place they would be if there was a registration number.

13 Education and Licensing Connecticut Age to operate a power vessel <12 only a vessel with < 10 hp 12 to any age a power vessel except a PWC 16 to any age a PWC ct.gov/deep

14 Education and Licensing Connecticut Education To operate a power boat or sail boat =>19.5’ (no motor): Residents and Property Owners must have a Ct Safe Boating Certificate Anyone using Ct waters for more than 60 days in a year must have a Ct Safe Boating Certificate ct.gov/deep

15 Education and Licensing Connecticut Education PWC To operate a Personal Water Craft (PWC) all persons must have a Ct Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operations (CPWO) Certificates from some neighboring states are acceptable, contact CT DEEP ct.gov/deep

16 Education and Licensing Connecticut Education continued Requirements Boat: 8 hour SBC (Safe Boating Certificate) course PWC: 8 hour combined SBC and CPWO (Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation) course A 2 1/2 hour PWC course will provide a temporary CPWO SBC plus 2.5 hour PWC class room course = CPWO ct.gov/deep

17 Education and Licensing Connecticut Education continued Providers Community Colleges Private Providers USCG Auxiliary US Power Squadron ct.gov/dep

18 Education and Licensing Connecticut Education continued Schedule of classes ct.gov/deep cgaux.org usps.org ct.gov/dep

19 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Connecticut Registrations All power boats and sail boat =>19.5’ Owned by Ct residents or boat in Ct more than 60 days Registrations is handled by the Ct DMV (ct.gov/dmv/) Numbers and Validation stickers are issued to the owner ct.gov/dep

20 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Connecticut Registrations continued Registration numbers must be placed on the hull near the bow on both sides. Validation stickers must be placed two inches to the right of the number. Starboard side toward the bow Port side toward the stern ct.gov/dep

21 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Connecticut Documentation Documented vessels must be registered if in the state more than 60 days. Validation stickers but not numbers are issued and must be affixed to both sides of the bow. ct.gov/dep

22 Education and Licensing Pennsylvania Age for operating a power boat hp: no restrictions > 25 hp: 12 years of age PWC: years of age may NOT operate with passengers 15 years of age or younger on board or rent a PWC PWC: 16

23 Education and Licensing Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificates hp: No certificate required > 25 hp: Persons born after January must have a boating safety certificate PWC: All operators must have a boating safety certificate

24 Education and Licensing Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificates Pennsylvania residents must have a permanent Boating Safety Education Certificates issued by the PA Fish & Boat Commission Out of state boaters must have a certificate issued for a course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

25 Classroom Courses Pa Fish & Boat Commission U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary U.S. Power Squadrons Other approved organizations Class finder Education and Licensing Pennsylvania

26 Education and Licensing Pennsylvania Distance Learning Boat Pennsylvania Internet Boating Course information is available from Pennsylvania Video-Correspondence Course, call

27 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Pennsylvania Registration Boats propelled by machinery and electric motors must be numbered, regardless of length and type of motor Documented boats must be registered Unpowered boats may be registered Renewal cycle is every two years

28 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Pennsylvania Numbering Forward half of the vessel Read left to right Registration decal 6” before or aft of the number Documented and low-volume boats (kayaks) do not have to display number but must display registration decals

29 Education and Licensing Massachusetts Age for operating a power boat years with Boating Education Course no restrictions =>16 No requirements PWC requirements <16 may not operate a PWC with State approved Boating Education Course 18 and older no reqirements

30 Classroom Courses Massachusetts Boating and RV Bureau U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary U.S. Power Squadrons Other approved organizations Class finder Education and Licensing Massachusetts

31 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Massachusetts Registration is required for all boats except Boats without any kind of motor (unpowered canoes sailboats or kayaks Boats registered in another state and using Ma waters less than 60 consecutive days Boats documented with the US Coast Guard

32 Education and Licensing Rhode Island All Rhode Island residents born after 1/1/1986 must have a Boater Safety Education Certificate (BSEC) PWC: BSEC is required for all operators Less than 13 you must have a BSEC on board and be supervised by an adult over 18

33 Education and Licensing Rhode Island Boater Safety Education Certificate Cont’ Exceptions Vessels =>10 hp USCG Commercial Operators License Non residents who meet the requirements of boaters in their respective states

34 Classroom Courses U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary U.S. Power Squadron Community College of Rhode Island Other NASBLA approved courses On line courses are acceptable Boat Ed, US Coast Guard, BoatWise, Boat US Foundation On line courses may not be acceptable in other states Education and Licensing Rhode Island

35 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Rhode Island Registration is required for all powered by machinery, gasoline, diesel, electric Exceptions Rowboats less than 12 feet Non-motorized canoes sailboats or kayaks Boats registered in another state and using RI waters less than 90 consecutive days

36 Titling, Registration & Documentation - Rhode Island Numbering Be affixed on both sides of the bow Be block letters, three inches high and contrasting with the color of your boat Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or a hyphen. Registration decals are placed after the number separated by a space Port side aft of the number Starboard side forward of the number

37 Education and Licensing New Hampshire Age and certificte requirement for operating a power boat hp: no restrictions > 25 hp: 16 years of age with a Boating Safety Education Certificates PWC: 16 with a Boating Safety Education Certificates Born before January no BSEC required

38 Education and Licensing New Hampshire Boating Safety Education Certificates Boating certificate issued by another state and NASBLA approved USCG Auxiliary boating safety certificate USPS boating safety certificate USCG unexpired commercial boating license NH unexpired commercial boating license

39 Education and Licensing Vermont Age for operating a power boat < 12 years boats =< 6 hp => 12 years operate a power boat except a PWC with a Boating Safety Education Certificates PWC: 16 with a Boating Safety Education Certificates

40 Education and Licensing Vermont Education Over the Internet: Complete study In a classroom: The Vermont State Police can help you find a or x Not a residents of Vermont and have proof that they passed an approved boater education course in another state.

41 Education and Licensing New Hampshire Age for operating a power boat =< 25 hp does not have any restrictions Vessel > 25 hp => 16 yrs with a SBEC. 18 with a SBEC PWC => 16 yrs with a Safe Boater Education Certificate (SBEC)

42 Education and Licensing New Hampshire NH Safe Boating Education Certificate. Log on to Take the on line course Print the On Line Exam Results Slip After two business dates phone to find in-person examination at one of numerous locations

43 Education and Licensing New Hampshire New Hampshire also accepts: A boating certificate issued by another State agency and NASBLA approved. A boating certificate issued by the US Power Squadron. A boating certificate issued by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the US Coast Guard. An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the State of New Hampshire.

44 Registration New Hampshire All motor boats including electric must be registered and carry a validation sticker Sailing vessels >12’ including boats and boards must be registered Other small vessels, canoes, kayaks without motors are exempt Boats registered in other states using NH 30 or more consecutive days must be registered

45 Education and Licensing Maine Age restrictions for operating a power boat 10 hp only if supervised by a person at least 16 years PWC: No one under 16 yrs may operate a PWC. 16 and 17 yrs must have an approved Boating Safety Certificate and proof of age or be accompanied by a person => 18 =>18 no requirements

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