2018 New York State Boater's Guide - 39
If you are the owner or operator of a boat involved in a boating
accident in which there was an injury, death or disappearance
of a person, or if property damage exceeding $1,000 to any one
party has occurred, you must report the matter in writing to New
York State Parks within 5 days of the accident. Failure to report
an accident is a violation under NYS Law.
Accident Report forms can be found at: www.nysparks.com/
Age & Education Requirements
FIND A BOATING SAFETY COURSE
* New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation - www.WearItNewYork.com
* United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - www.cgaux.org
* United States Power Squadron - www.usps.org
Motor Boat Education Requirements:
* Operators born on or after May 1, 1996 must have a boating
safety certificate and be at least 10 years of age.
* Operators who are younger than 18 years of age, and who
are not holders of a boating safety certificate, must be accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age and
is the holder of a boating safety certificate, or is born before
May 1, 1996.
* The operator is the owner of a recently purchased motor
boat, if required by law to hold a boating safety certificate may
operate the vessel without the required certificate for up to
120 days from date of purchase.
* Persons 18 years of age or older may rent a motor boat
without a boating safety certificate provided that the operator
of the livery holds a certificate, demonstrates the use of the
vessel and safety equipment, and the person renting demonstrates their understanding of the vessels operation and safety
equipment. Those under the age of 18 must have a boating
safety certificate in order to rent a vessel.