BOATERexam.com®'s One Year Anniversary
Ottawa, Ontario June 19, 2001
Pleasure Craft Operator Card required to drive boat in Canada
Over 8 million recreational boaters must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card to drive a boat in Canada.
BOATERexam.com® identified the need for a bilingual web site where boaters can become licensed in less
than one hour.
BOATERexam.com® has successfully licensed thousands of boaters across Canada. This local father and
son dot.com success is a refreshing story to aspiring entrepreneurs and a time saver for boaters!
The story behind the one-year-old dot.com company is simple. Boaters can train, challenge the safe boating exam, print a temporary boat license,
and legally drive a boat within an hour of visiting www.BOATERexam.com ®. "We wanted to offer an
alternative certification process for boaters who don't have the time to spend a Saturday in a classroom, or for those who live in rural or
isolated communities where no safe boating courses are even offered" says Larry McNamee, President
Building boating safety awareness real challenge
"Convincing people to get their boat license in the comforts of their own home, on their own schedule, is not the challenge, building the
awareness is!" adds McNamee. The federal legislation states that an operator of any watercraft, fitted with a motor, being used for recreational
purposes, must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (including powerboats, sea-doos, jet-skis and sailboats
with motors). The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is available to boaters who successfully pass the Canadian
Coast Guard approved safe boating exam.
As BOATERexam.com® celebrates its first year anniversary, the company set it's goals on increasing awareness
of the legal requirement to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card. "With the start of cottage season upon us, boaters should be aware
of this federal law and that they are able to get their boat license on the Internet," says Brent McNamee, VP Marketing and co-founder.