Under 21? Need a Boat Drivers License in CA.

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By BStigers on May 26, 2018.

This weekend marks the traditional start of the boating season in Northern California, but a new state law may prevent some people from getting behind the wheel on the water. Until this year, no license or test was required to drive a boat in California. In January, a new law took effect requiring people under the age of 21 to have a new California boater card. By 2025, nearly everyone who operates a motorized vessel will need one.

After taking a course, people must pass a test and pay a one-time $10 fee for the card.