DEEP: Connecticut Boater's Guide

Boater's Guide

The Boater's Guide is currently available in digital book and PDF formats. A printed version of the Boater's Guide should be available at any Department of Motor Vehicle Office, your local Town Hall, or many marinas and yacht clubs.

The digital book format (link to Turley Publishing) requires Adobe Flash Player and will be continually updated with regulatory changes as they occur. 

The PDF version is a large file and may take several minutes to download.  To make accessing information on specific topics faster, individual sections of the guide have also been provided for downloading. 

Complete Boater's Guide

Boater's Guide (PDF, 9MB)

Boater's Guide - Chapters

PART ONE - Boating Education and Certification

PART TWO - Environmental Awareness 

PART THREE - Boating Registration

PART FOUR - Boating Regulations 

PART FIVE - Boating Safety Equipment

PART SIX - Boat Launch Information and Digest of Local Regulations

PART SEVEN - Rules of the Road and Navigation

PART EIGHT - Safety Information

If you have any questions regarding the Boater's Guide, please contact the Boating Division by phone at 860-434-8638 or by e-mail at

Last Updated on February 23, 2016.