2018 New York State Boater's Guide - 64
Take a Boating Safety Course
Who should take a course?
Anyone who is on the water in a mechanized,
wind, or human-powered vessel.
Who is required legally to take a course?
* Anyone born on or after MAY 1, 1996 to operate
a motor boat. You must be at least 10 years of
age to take the course. (See page 39 for additional
* Anyone operating a personal watercraft. You
must be at least 14 years of age. (See page 60 for
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