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Renting Motorized Boats in Tennessee

An amendment was passed in the General Assembly (Public Chapter No. 267) requiring persons that rent motorized watercraft be given an orientation for the particular kind of vessel.   The renter of that watercraft must sign off on a check sheet acknowledging this orientation and the marina, livery or any other rental entity will keep this acknowledgment on file for at least 30 days.


  • Non-motorized vessel rentals

  • Tennessee residents who have successfully completed a monitored National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) exam and hold the TWRA-issued wallet certification card

  • Any out of state visitor who holds a NASBLA-approved boating safety education certification

  • Any person who holds a United States Coast Guard operator license

  • Any person born on or before January 1, 1989

The TWRA-approved orientation videos and check sheets for acknowledgment can be found at Personal Watercraft Safety Training |   

NASBLA-approved certification will have this logo on the certificate:

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