Since about ninety percent of Americans live less than an hour from a navigable body of water, boating opportunities are more convenient than you might think. Once you have made the decision to take advantage of these opportunities, the next steps are simple. You will need to get or renew your GA boat registration, brush up on boat rules and practice safe boating.

Having your boat registration means that a boat legally belongs to you and that you are licensed to operate the vessel in Georgia waters. There is a GA boat registration fee that you will have to pay that helps to fund resources that promote safe and responsible use of state waterways.