Welcome to the Minnesota boat and water safety and education page! Our goal is to provide the public with safety information and education programs, and to coordinate the efforts with other safety agencies and groups throughout the state. The boat and water safety program collects and interprets statistical data on boat and water accidents and boating in general. Minnesota continues to be a leader in recreational boating, with over 800,000 registered boats we rank second highest in boating per capita. Provides boating safety education programs for 12 through 17-year-olds to operate motorboats and personal watercraft. Also provide training programs for adults who may require training prior to operating boats in other states or Canadian Provinces. Find out more about boat and water safety education.