What do you need to drive a boat in Canada?

Unlike driving a car, you do not need a driver’s license or a boater’s license to operate a pleasure craft. What you really need is a Canada PCOC. This card is proof that you have successfully completed an approved boating safety course that is required for pleasure craft operators in Ontario and other provinces.

Do I need a Licence to drive a boat Canada?

You are not required to obtain a driver’s license to operate a motorized recreational boat on Canadian waterways. However you must carry proof of competency, such as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, on board your boat at all time during operation.

Who can drive a boat in Canada?

Youth between 12 years of age and under 16 years of age and not directly supervised by someone 16 years of age or older can operate a recreational vessel with no more than 40 hp (30 KW ). Only persons 16 years of age or older can operate a personal watercraft (PWC) regardless of supervision.

What size boat can I drive?

New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

When it comes to boating license requirements, as Transport NSW explains, the license laws in this state actually have nothing to do with the size of the vessel.

How do I drive a boat in Canada?

Unlike driving a car, you do not need a driver’s license or a boater’s license to operate a pleasure craft. What you really need is a Canada PCOC. This card is proof that you have successfully completed an approved boating safety course that is required for pleasure craft operators in Ontario and other provinces.

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What size boat requires a captains license in Canada?

You must have a Canadian pleasure craft licence to operate a pleasure craft powered by an engine of 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) or more in Canada legally. This includes personal watercraft and sailboats with an engine.

Do you need a license to drive a yacht?

It’s probably one of the first questions you’ll ask when you’re considering buying a boat, and the simple answer is that there isn’t a strictly speaking a ‘boat license’ which tests competency in the same way as a car license does.

Can a 14 year old drive a boat in Ontario?

No children under 12 years of age can operate a powerboat with a more than 10 horsepower engine. Youths, aged 12 to 15 may only operate a boat with a motor up to 40 horsepower unsupervised. Operators must be at least 16 years of age to operate a personal watercraft, such as a Jet Ski or Sea Doo.

Does a boating license expire?

A state’s Boater Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed an approved boating safety course. Since the boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed, it is not called a Boating License.