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Youth between 12 and 15 years of age are required to complete an approved classroom-based boating safety course and have a boating safety certificate to operate a motorized boat without adult supervision.
Personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years old must also complete a boat safety classroom course to legally operate a PWC. Start the free study guide.
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