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Flotilla 21 - 2022 Safe Boating Class Schedule



Recent Boating Regulation Changes:


Education Requirements for Boat Operators

New York State Boating Safety Certificate

Motor boat operators born on or after January 1, 1983 will need a Boating Safety Certificate in 2023 to operate in New York State waters.

All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025.  Safe Boating Class Schedule



Engine Cut Off Switch (ECOS)

  Engine Cut-off Switch

Motorboat operators must use the "kill" switch on motorboats under 26 feet, that have or are supposed to have them.  

For certain exceptions click below:

      View the Coast Guard Announcement

         View the Coast Guard FAQ Page

New Fire Extinguisher Regulation

For more information click on the links below:

                             Fire Extinguisher Information

                                    Fire Extinguisher FAQ


News You Can Use!

 Where Can I Launch My Boat?

 NYS Boat Launch Sites

This guide provides information to help you use and enjoy the more than 500 public boating access sites in New York State. It is organized by county. Large waters that reside in more than one county are listed separately at the end of the county listings.

Download the Guide HERE!

Visit the NYS Canal System!

New York Canals  New York Canalway Trail System

The New York State Canal System consists of 525 miles of canals and 57 locks. It provides some of North America’s finest boating waterways. Get  Information on Boating, Biking, Hiking, or Paddling on New York State's Canals.

 2020 NYS Recreational Boating Report