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Old 14-05-2011, 13:45   #1
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New Jersey Safe Boating License

Is my N.J. Boaters license recipricated in all states? Rumors have it that it's only good in the state it was issued. If that's true, then I need to pass several tests as I cruise the ICW?

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Re: N.J. Safe Boating License

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Is my N.J. Boaters license recipricated in all states? Rumors have it that it's only good in the state it was issued. If that's true, then I need to pass several tests as I cruise the ICW?

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Most reasonable states (at least MD and points south) have no such requirements.

IIRC, NC requires a certificate for some operators of jet skis....

I am glad I do not live in NJ.
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Re: N.J. Safe Boating License

You'd have to check the individual states, However; generally speaking, states including N.J. allow you to operate for up to 90 days in their waters with an " Approved out of state Certificate" as a reciprocity. They understand that people take vacations.
NJ is NASBLA approved...which is the accepted standard by most states.
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Re: N.J. Safe Boating License

Florida requires a Safe Boating Course for an under ? age group. I think the age is 21. I took the course, just to take it. I also took a 4pk class even though I can not pass the physical to receive a Captains License.

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Re: N.J. Safe Boating License

My state doesn't require a boating license, and I need to move my boat though NJ and NY, I don't plan on going back to NJ for a good # of years, do I need to get a license just for 2 days? If I don't have it what do they do?
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Is my N.J. Boaters license recipricated in all states? Rumors have it that it's only good in the state it was issued. If that's true, then I need to pass several tests as I cruise the ICW?

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What states on the East Coast require a "Boater's License" if you are over 21 yrs of age?
I certainly don't have one and have been sailing Delaware to South Carolina since 1970 and have never heard that I need one. Have I been living in a cave?
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What states on the East Coast require a "Boater's License" if you are over 21 yrs of age?
I certainly don't have one and have been sailing Delaware to South Carolina since 1970 and have never heard that I need one. Have I been living in a cave?
Yes, you've been in a cave. In Delaware it depends how long you've been there though.

If you were born after 1978..it seems that you need a license.

Boating Safety in Delaware

In Maryland, it's after 1972

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/boating/s...asiccourse.asp

Virginia is still in the phase-in period

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating...equirement.asp

North Carolina everyone under the age of 26 going forward

http://ncpaws.org/boatingsafety/coursesearch.asp
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My state doesn't require a boating license, and I need to move my boat though NJ and NY, I don't plan on going back to NJ for a good # of years, do I need to get a license just for 2 days? If I don't have it what do they do?

Here's the NJ law: Title 12 on the upper right hand corner.

New Jersey State Police - Marine Services

IF you have a CG license, you're ok.

If not, they want an equivalent certificate from another state
Or a Coast Guard course. The Coast Guard Auxillary usually gives free courses.

If stopped, they could fine you...
don't get stopped..

Don't shoot the messenger..
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Florida requires a Safe Boating Course for an under ? age group. I think the age is 21...
Florida law requires that persons born on or after January 1, 1988, complete a NASBLA*-approved boater education course prior to operating a vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or more.
Florida Boating Laws - Get Your License with a Boaters Safety Course

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Most reasonable states (at least MD and points south) have no such requirements.

IIRC, NC requires a certificate for some operators of jet skis....

I am glad I do not live in NJ.
Things are changing quickly...See MD and VA laws above...

In VA. by 2016, everyone will need a license..
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Thanks for the replys......Info was exactly what I was seeking. Much appreciated...........
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Re: New Jersey Safe Boating License

So, if one happens to enter New Jersey waters or its estuaries, one is subject to legal penalty if operating without an NJ boating license? There is no reasonable grace period, like 90 days, for a foreigner or out-of-state citizen? Sounds unconstitutional as it limits freedom of movement among the states.
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So, if one happens to enter New Jersey waters or its estuaries, one is subject to legal penalty if operating without an NJ boating license? There is no reasonable grace period, like 90 days, for a foreigner or out-of-state citizen? Sounds unconstitutional as it limits freedom of movement among the states.
Hi Mark,

So, You don't need a N.J. license, but you DO need to have taken a similar approved course, possess another states license, or have a coast guard license.

Boating licenses are quickly becoming like drivers licenses...you will need one everywhere... states will recognize other states licenses for usually up to 90 days. Are drivers licenses unconstitutional? It will end up to be the same scenario as a drivers license for automobiles.
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Yes, you've been in a cave. In Delaware it depends how long you've been there though.

If you were born after 1978..it seems that you need a license.

Boating Safety in Delaware

In Maryland, it's after 1972

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Boating

Virginia is still in the phase-in period

Boating Safety Education Requirement

North Carolina everyone under the age of 26 going forward

Boating/Waterways -- Safety Classes

Well since I was born in 1947 I'm not gonna worry about it.
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Here's the NJ law: Title 12 on the upper right hand corner.

New Jersey State Police - Marine Services

IF you have a CG license, you're ok.

If not, they want an equivalent certificate from another state
Or a Coast Guard course. The Coast Guard Auxillary usually gives free courses.

If stopped, they could fine you...
don't get stopped..

Don't shoot the messenger..
After having read the whole thing, it appears that a sailboat with an auxilliary engine over 10hp is considered a "power vessel." And that if I am in their waters as a non-resident for less than 90 days i don't need a license.
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