The following is a summary of Florida's boating laws, found in Ch. 327 and Ch. 328 , Florida Statutes. This information is included in all certified boating safety courses taught in Florida.
Note: This information is accurate as of September 2014 and is subject to change in May of each year. Please call the FWC's Boating Safety Section at 850-488-5600 for annual updates to this information or questions regarding boating safety course requirements.
There is no minimum age to operate a boat. However the personal watercraft regulations and boating safety requirements below are age specific and would apply.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
See also Boat Safety Equipment.
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