Boating Information

Boating Rules


Westlake lake residents wishing to use or place a boat on Westlake Lake must apply and obtain a permit from WLMA. Application forms are available at the WLMA office. To obtain a permit, the owner completes an application form, insures the boat with the required level of insurance coverage, provides a certificate of insurance with WLMA named as an additional named insured and pays the annual fee set by and payable to WLMA. The fee is prorated monthly for applications made during the year. If the application is approved, WLMA issues a permanent boat number sticker, to be placed on the stern, and an annual permit decal to be placed on the permanent boat number sticker. Both sticker and decal must be externally displayed on the hull of a boat before it may be used or placed on the lake. Neither permanent number nor decal is transferable to another boat.

Boat owners must renew the permit for a boat annually on the 1st of January, in order to maintain it, by payment of the annual fee, providing proof of boat continuing insurance and displaying the renewal decal by February 15th. No permit will be issued while prior fines or assessments remain unpaid.

WLMA’s Marina

A waiting list exists for boat owners interested in mooring a boat at WLMA’s marina. A $200 refundable deposit is necessary to secure a place on the waiting list. Please contact the WLMA office for more information.

Interested in Purchasing a New or Used Boat?

Local residents selling used boats may post an advertisement on the WLMA office bulletin board. Feel free to contact or stop by the WLMA office to determine what boats are currently advertised for sale. Three boat vendors sell new and used boats. Check out their web sites at: and

Westlake Yacht Club

The Westlake Yacht Club has a long-term relationship with WLMA. This relationship was originally envisioned by the developers of Westlake Village and is documented in WLMA’s governing CC&Rs. The WLMA Board of Representatives meets monthly at the Club.

The Yacht Club is a working arm of WLMA, providing boating recreational activities on the lake for Club members and non-members. The Club sponsors a dynamic junior sailing program for Westlake’s youth. The Club has produced two Olympic Gold Medalists and has been honored by the Southern California Yachting Association as the “Yacht Club of the Year”. Westlake residents, with or without boats, may join the Club and enjoy the use of Club owned electric and sail boats on the lake.

The Club is known for sponsoring our Lake’s Holiday Season Parade of Lights, the 4th of July Boat Parade and the Charity Sail a Thon in August. Club members and non-members are encouraged to participate in these events and to compete for prizes for the best decorated boat.

Our WLMA President, along with other Westlake Village officials, serve as honorary members of the Club during their tenure. WLMA and the Club collaborate on the needs of our Lake’s boaters and sailors. A beautiful and navigable lake, free of hazards, is essential to a successful recreational boating program.

WLMA salutes the Yacht Club for its excellent work and for the many volunteers who devote untold hours to the betterment of our Lake and our WLMA community. For more information, visit the Yacht Club’s web site at