Find out what the laws are in your state for boating and trailering your boat.


The Reference Guide to State Boating Laws answers a number of questions related to recreational boating safety public law. Topics covered include boating education, operator age, water skiing, boat noise, numbering & titling, personal watercraft,boating under the influence, personal flotation devices and more. Courtesy of the National Association of State Law Administrators (NASBLA).

The Iowa Boater Education Card (also referred to as the Iowa boating license) is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources currently has a mandatory boater education requirement that requires all boaters between 12 and 17 years of age to have the Iowa boating license on board when the vessel is underway to satisfy the Iowa boating regulations.

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