Maine Boating Education Law


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Mandatory Education and Age Requirements:

Education Requirements
    No Mandatory Education requirements as of .
  • Age Restrictions: When operating a motorboat with more than 10 horsepower, a person under the age of 12 must be under the immediate supervision of a person located in the boat who is at least 16 years of age.
  • A person under 16 years of age may not operate personal watercraft, which includes jet-skis.
  • The parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age is responsible for the minorís actions while operating a PWC

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