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KANSAS Boating Laws and Safety Guides

Kansas BOAT LAWS

 

Kansas Boating Laws are administered by the The Kansas Department of Natural Resources.  Additional rules and regulations may apply in various counties. Know the law.

Basic Kansas Boating Laws
  - Regulation Kansas Boating Summary 2008-09 689.30 kB
Boating License Requirements

 - Those born after January 1, 1989, need to have a boater education card to operate a sailboat or motorized boat on the state's public waterways unsupervised. 
 - If you don't have a card, you must be with someone who is at least 18 years old who either has the boater education card or is exempt from the requirement.
 
 - You can receive a boater education card by completing a state-approved safety education class.

Jet Ski Rules

PWCs are Class A boats and must comply with all boating laws, registration procedures, operation and equipment requirements in addition to the regulations specific to PWCs. See Details

This includes the education requirement for anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 to operate without supervision.

Boat Registration 

- Kansas Department of Natural Resources 515-281-5918

It is illegal for the owner or person in control of a motorboat to allow someone who does not meet the age or boating education requirements to operate the vessel.   

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