Boating in Florida

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During the week of March 19-25, 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) encourages boaters toSpring Aboardby enrolling in a boating education course.  Working in partnership with the states, some course providers are offering course discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the Spring Aboard campaign.  The Spring Aboard campaign is a unified effort to remind boaters to complete the course now in preparation for the boating season.   
You can find a list of courses by following this link:  Florida Boating Safety Courses

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement works to provide safe and enjoyable boating for the people of Florida and its visitors through the effective and coordinated management of our waterways. We will strive to work with all stakeholders when developing rules and making statutory recommendations. We will accomplish this by incorporating sound scientific data, reasonable public input and common sense. We will work to formulate the best solutions possible without jeopardizing our natural resources or our freedoms to navigate.


FWC Facts:
Boat/PWC-rental facilities may not rent a vessel that does not have proper safety equipment, exceeds the recommended horsepower or load capacity, or is not seaworthy.

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