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Arizona Required Equipment Checklist

  Paddlecraft PWC Boat Less Than 16 Ft. Boat 16 Ft. or Longer
Certificate of Number on Board
Registration Decals Displayed
Wearable Life Jackets (PFDs) ✓2 ✓1 ✓2 ✓2
Throwable Life Jackets (PFDs)    
Type B-I Fire Extinguisher
Backfire Flame Arrestor ✓3 ✓3
Ventilation System
Horn, Whistle, or Bell ✓4 ✓4 ✓4 ✓4
Daytime VDSs     ✓4
Nighttime VDSs ✓4 ✓4 ✓4
Navigation Lights ✓5

  1. Those on PWC must wear a life jacket (PFD) at all times.
  2. Those 12 years of age and younger must wear a life jacket (PFD) while underway on any vessel. See Personal Flotation Devices (Life Jackets) for more information.
  3. Required on inboard engines.
  4. Required when boating on federally controlled waters.
  5. If a PWC is operated at night, it must be equipped with the required navigation lights.

*On boats longer than 26 feet, additional equipment is required. Refer to: