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Rental Boat Responsibility

As a rental boat customer or boat rental agency, there are different obligations for boating safety for the individual as well as related to the type of boat being rented. As a livery operator, it is essential to provide or are provided safety equipment for the type of boat being rented.

Best Practices

Read BoatBeat’s General Best Practices, in addition to the following tips, for more recommendation and information.

  • Education: Stress the importance for rental boat outfitters to provide education for renters.
  • Rental Boat Safety: Discuss rental boat safety practices and boat livery rules, if applicable.

Fact Sheets

Emergency Engine Cut-Off Devices

Emergency Engine Cut-Off Devices FAQs

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Expert Sources

U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

National Weather Service

Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA)

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External Resources

Rental Boat Safety


Case Study Sources