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Q: “What are the age requirements to operate watercraft in Wyoming?”


May 16, 2019

A: Wyoming lakes and reservoirs are popular for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, fishing and boating. With so many people using Wyoming’s waters, it is important for everyone to keep boating safety in mind. In Wyoming, the age a person is allowed to operate a motorboat and non-motorized watercraft are different.

A motorboat is any watercraft propelled in any respect by propulsion machinery powered by an energy source other than human effort. To legally operate a motorboat, the operator must be at least 16 years old.

A person under the age of 16 may operate a motorboat as long as...

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