Requirements to operate a boat

In order to operate a boat that is under the GEICO BoatUS insurance policy provided by Boatsetter, you must fulfill the following criteria (in addition to local state boating license requirements):

  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Have a verified Boatsetter account.
  • Possess a passport or valid United States issued driver's license.
  • Not have any criminal convictions on your record in the last 10 years.
  • Not have any major driving violations on your record in the last 3 years.
  • Not have a boat insurance claim in the past 3 years.

Boats under their own commercial insurance policy require you to fulfill the following criteria (in addition to local state boating license requirements):

Boating license requirements

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. Renters are responsible for making sure they follow their local state’s boating license requirements. Both the boat owner and renter are expected to verify that the renter has the correct license prior to the booking. If you have questions about what license is needed, please reach out to the owner directly. As it is a statutory document, a failure to adhere to it at any point may result in a financial penalty. If your state requires you to obtain a license and/or safety certification, you may visit BoatUS for more information.