Age and Horsepower Restrictions

This applies to operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes

Operator Age                                                              Horsepower Restrictions


Under 12 years of age  with no direct supervision       May operate a boat with up to 10 hp (7.5 kW)

Ages 12 to under 16 with no direct supervision           May operate a boat with  up to 40 hp (30 kW)

Under 16 years of age, regardless of supervision       May not operate a Personal Watercraft 

16 Years of Age or Older                                             No Horsepower Restrictions

*Direct supervision means a person (16 years of age or older) is in the boat and directly supervising the operator


When heading out in your motorized boat, make sure to bring on board:

*Proof of Competency

*Personal Identification

*Pleasure craft license (for 10hp or more)