Small Watercraft

ORS 830.165
Boating safety educational program

  • youthful boat operator program


In order to protect the public interest in the prudent and equitable use of the waters of this state and enhance the enjoyment of pleasure boating and other recreational water sports thereon, the State Marine Board shall establish and pursue comprehensive educational programs designed to advance boating safety.


The board shall put into effect a program to train youthful boat operators. For the purpose of giving the courses of instruction, the director may designate as the agent of the director any person the director deems qualified to act in such capacity. No charge shall be made for any instruction given. [Formerly 488.200]


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