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Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, inner tubes, or any similar devices must obey these laws also.

  • Any child under 13 years old being towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, or III life jacket. Although not required, all other persons being towed behind a vessel also should wear a USCG–approved life jacket. Inflatable life jackets are not recommended for use by persons being towed behind a vessel.
  • If you are towing a skier with a PWC, the PWC should be rated for at least three people—the operator, the observer, and the retrieved skier.
PWC towing wakeboarder