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New York State
New Educational Requirements effective May 1st, 2014
All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron.
 
 
 
 
 
Cold Weather Boaters – PDF Laws
Anyone underway in a boat less than 21 feet in length anytime between November 1 and May 1 must wear a securely fastened life jacket. This includes canoes, kayaks, rowboats and motorboats Commercial vessels are exempt. 
 
 

 
Personal Watercraft
You must be 14 yrs. of age 
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OPERATORS
New York requires that anyone operating a personal watercraft complete an approved course in boating safety