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You will need to pass a state-approved boating safety course online or in a classroom setting in order to receive your Maine boater education card (not a Maine boat license). If you want to know more about Maine boat registration fees, read current boating regulations, renew your boat registration online or renew your boat trailer registration, you can find the information in this section.
All boaters, whether new or experienced, are responsible for knowing the boating laws and regulations that govern state waterways. A safe boating education course is a good way to learn the boating laws, regulations and rules of the road. Even if you are an experienced boater, it is always a good idea to take a refresher course so that you are up-to-date on current laws.
In addition to knowledge about boat operation safety and Maine boat license online requirements, you will have to register your boat. Boat registration fees help fund the maintenance of state waterways and are determined by the length of your boat.
Maine has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the ME Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website.
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