Maine Boating Regulations

A person between 16 and 18 years of age may operate a personal watercraft if they have successfully completed an approved education course, or if they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older. Proof of age and course must be possessed while operating a personal watercraft.

Education Requirements

Although there is currently no mandatory education requirements in Maine, an Educated Boater is a Safer Boater. By taking a boating safety course, you help ensure our waterways are the safest they can be. Not to mention, completing a course may reduce your boat insurance 10-15%!