MA Offers Free Boating Safety Courses for 2015


Illustration by New England Boating
Illustration by New England Boating

BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is a state and nationally approved boating safety course, concentrating on the equipment and operating guidelines needed to enjoy boating in a safe and responsible way.

All graduates in the 12- through 15-year-old age group will be issued a safety certificate, allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The same is true for 16- and 17-year-old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner).

The course runs 10 to 12 hours. The normal format is 5 to 6 two-hour classes, although this may vary. All classes are free of charge. Classes are for adults and youth 12 and older. Family participation is encouraged.

Boating Safety Course Schedule