State-by-State Boating Rules and Regulations

Discover Boating is Keeping Boaters Safe on the Water

Boating is booming like never before, with a record number of Americans spending time on the water and new boat sales reaching a 13-year high in 2020. As more Americans experience the joys of being on the water, the industry is at work educating boaters on the boating “rules of the road.”

The best boat outing is a safe boat outing. Discover Boating's new interactive safety map makes it easy for boaters to learn about boating rules and regulations in their state, including life jacket and education requirements, the minimum age necessary to operate a vessel or PWC and trailer registration requirements.

Industry stakeholders are encouraged to use the image assets below to share the Discover Boating safety map and safety tips on their social media channels, websites and in emails to help engage, educate, and connect with customers.

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Use this link in each of your posts to promote safe boating and education among your audience:

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  • Knowing the boating “rules of the road” is key to a safe boating experience. @DiscoverBoating makes it easy to find out everything you need to know about your state’s boating requirements before getting on the water.
  • Make every boat outing a safe boat outing. Make sure you’re up to date with your state’s boating regulations and requirements - including life jacket usage.
  • Is it time to brush up on that boating education course? @DiscoverBoating’s new resource makes it easy to determine what kind of education you need before getting on the water.
  • There’s no better way to de-stress than spending time on the water with loved ones. Before getting on the water, make sure you meet your state’s regulations and safety requirements.


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