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Registering Your Boat Or PWC

Who Can Operate A PWC

Those less than 12 years of age:

  • May not legally operate a PWC

Those 12 to 15 years of age:

  • May legally operate a PWC only if they:
    - Have passed a boating safety course approved by the Department of Natural Resources or...
    - Are accompanied by a competent adult

Those 16 years of age or older:

  • May operate any boat on the waters of Georgia if they have proper identification onboard
  • All operators born after January 1, 1998 must have passed a boater education course approved by the Department of Natural Resources and have card on board to operate any vessel.


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