Friday, December 18, 2015

3 Simple Steps To Get Your MO Boating License

The best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks are a great way to truly enjoy the "lake experience."  Everyone that visits our incredible area for vacation, and even all of the lucky people that live here year-round, should visit BomBay Boat Rental Company and take out one of our amazing boats or jet ski rentals.  

Before you get behind the wheel, you will need to obtain your Boater Education Card.  It's not hard to get and can be done online.  Once you earn it, it is yours for life.  An approved boater safety course is required for anyone over the age of 14 that will be operating any vessel on the lakes of Missouri.  Under the age of 14, a person may only operate a motorboat or PWC if they are under the direct, onboard supervision of someone 16 years of age or older.  There is no minimum age for taking the test though, so children under the age of 14 are welcome to go ahead and earn their own card.

Like we mentioned earlier, it's not hard to obtain your Boater Education Card. After the three following steps and you will be ready to hop into one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals next spring.        

#1 - Study and pass the Missouri Boater Safety Course.

You can find the free material online that you will need to know to pass the test. It covers everything from the many parts of a boat to how to handle an emergency.  After making your way through the course material, you will take the Missouri Final Exam.  The fee for the exam is $24.50.  You'll get two chances to pass it.  If you fail twice, you will be required to restart the course.   

#2 - Purchase and print your temporary certificate.

The temporary operating permit lets you get out on the water right away.  The price for the required lifetime card is $17.

#3 - Excitedly await your boater education card in the mail!

In about 45 days, your lifetime Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card will show up in your mailbox.  You will now be able to get out on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks any time that you want for the rest of your life!  All states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements.  

Christmas break will give you plenty of time to study the course and earn your Boater Education Card.  If you can convince someone to pay the fees for you for a Christmas gift, it won't cost you anything but a little bit of study time!  That leaves you some extra cash to put towards a membership to use our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals or wave runner rentals all summer long.  

Safety is very important to BomBay Boat Rental Company, and once you finish this course you should know everything that you need to stay safe out on the water.  Plus, having the Boater Education Card is the law.  Get it now and tuck it away in your wallet for a summer full of fun on the water in 2016.    



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