20. August 2020 · Comments Off on Brianna’s Law – New Law for Safer Boating · Categories: Uncategorized

This is a reminder that NYS adopted a new boater education law starting in 2020, known as Brianna’s Law. Operators of motorized vessels must possess a valid boater safety certificate in accordance with the following schedule.

Motorboats

All motorboat operators…

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 must have a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 must have a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 must have a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 must have a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
  • All motorboat operators regardless of age must have a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.
 
Personal Watercraft

Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate and be at least 14 years of age or older.

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