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Oregon Boating Regulations

Boating is a great American pastime and all boaters know there is something special about being on the water. The state of Oregon wants to make sure that boating stays safe and fun so there are a number of regulations you need to follow. First, you must make sure the operator of your watercraft is properly licensed or meets the necessary pre-requisites to operate the specific craft. Secondly, it’s important to make sure that your watercraft is properly registered and meets the state requirements for safety. Read through our boating articles to get an idea of exactly how to make sure you’re ready to get on the water and be safe.

How to Apply For a Boating License in Oregon

All you need to know about applications for your OR boating license / card / endorsement.

Oregon requires a Boater Education Card for boaters, and not a boating license. The regulatory authority for the card is Oregon State Marine Board. The card is mandatory for all boat operators operating a vessel of 10 hp or more. These requirements will be gradually adopted during the entire year 2009.