How old do you have to be to drive a boat?

Answer The legal age to operate a boat in the United States is determined by individual state laws. Some states, like Texas, allow anyone under 18 to operate a boat with the supervision of someone over 18... Read More »

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Do you need a boat license to drive a boat in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, you do not need a specific license to drive a boat on the coast or outer sea. However, you do need to obtain a boating license to operate one down the UK's inland waterways.R... Read More »

How to Drive a Boat With a Rudder?

A boat with a rudder drives much like a boat with an outboard. You can do things with a rudder -- like back up straight or "walk" the boat sideways, if you have multiple engines -- that are difficu... Read More »

How old do you have to be to legally drive a boat?

Age restrictions on boat operation vary from state to state. In most states, you must be 14 to 18 years old to operate a boat. States also may require completion of a boating-education course. To c... Read More »

How to Drive Into Boat Lifts & Slips?

Moving into a boat lift and moving into a slip in a marina are two surprisingly similar maneuvers. Both involve entering an area at a dead slow speed, to avoid creating a wake that will either dist... Read More »