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How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Maryland?

Anyone under the age of 16 operating a motorized vessel 11 feet in length or greater without a valid boating safety certificate, must be under the supervision of an individual 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid boating safety certificate or an individual born before July 1, 1972.

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Considering this, how old do you have to be to drive a boat in MD?

Boating Age Requirements In Maryland, no one may operate a motor-powered vessel involved in towing activities if they are under the age of 12 (or under the age of 16 if operating a PWC). Personal watercraft operators must be at least 16 years of age and have a boating safety certificate.

Also Know, do you need a boaters license to rent a boat in Maryland? Anyone born after July 1, 1972 may NOT operate a motorized vessel, including personal watercraft, unless they have obtained a certificate of boating safety education approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. PWC operators must be at least 16 years of age and possess a boating safety certificate.

In this manner, can a 14 year old drive a boat?

No one under 14 years of age may operate a PWC. Persons 14 years old up to 16 years of age may operate if they are accompanied by an adult 18 or older or have a certificate of competency from a NASBLA approved boating education course and some form of ID.

Can you have alcohol on a boat in Maryland?

It is illegal to operate a boat while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Under Maryland law, a person is considered to be boating under the influence if he or she has a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater. The addition of alcohol reduces a person's ability to safely operate a boat.

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