The Quincy Police Marine Unit, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, will be presenting a Basic Boating Safety Course at no cost to the public. These courses are designed for persons 12 years old and up, regardless of boating skill.
Courses are nationally approved, and course completion will allow persons to legally operate a boat in states requiring Basic Boating Safety Courses. Everyone who completes the course will be issued a Basic Boating Safety Certificate. All graduates in the 12 through 15 year-old age group will be legally allowed to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. The same is true for 16 and 17 year old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski, wave runner, etc.) In addition, some insurance companies offer policy discounts for customers that complete a Basic Boating Safety Course.