Drove my first boat at LOTO when I was about 8 years old. It was one of my grandparents neighbors. They basically just pointed and said "go that way and hit the waves head on." Parents got a boat when I was about 10 and was docking it by the time I was 12. That one was sold by the time I was 14. Finally bought my own boat when I was 27. The hardest thing was getting used to trailoring it.