The final boating safety course of the season in west-central Nebraska will be held at the Nebraska Game and Parks office in North Platte on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after Dec. 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats.
The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.
The six-hour class covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters. Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome.
Students must be at least 14, or turn 14 this calendar year to be certified. The six-hour class is from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day on Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a $10 fee.
To register for the class, contact the NGPC office at (308) 535-8025, or for additional information, contact Boating Safety Officer Eveland at (308) 289-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org For information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit www.outdoornebraska.org/boating.