In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.
- Each person on board a PWC must wear USCG–approved life jackets. They must be worn according to the manufacturer’s design and recommended use. All closures must be fastened and adjusted for a snug fit.
- An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch (ECOS) must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD (life jacket).