Getting started with safe boating
Buying a pleasure craft, pleasure craft courtesy check, requirements for foreign boaters, human powered craft, life jackets, safety tips, checklists, trip plans, courses and resources for recreational boaters.
Services and information
Hull serial number and compliance notice, licensing requirements, buying a used boat, buying a boat from another country.
Get a safety check on your pleasure craft.
Safety tips and requirements for paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and other human-powered watercraft.
Choosing lifejackets or PFDs, keeping children afloat, lifejackets and PFDs for hunters, anglers and paddleboarders.
Why you should file a trip or sail plan, form for making trip plans.
Inspecting your pleasure craft, pre-departure checklists for safety preparedness.
List of accredited course providers, contact for the Office of Boating Safety.
Resources for boat rental agencies and people who are planning to rent a pleasure craft.
Funding eligibility, conditions of funding, how to apply.
Resources that will help you be a responsible boat owner.