Requirements Specific to PWC
In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.
- Every person on board a PWC must wear a USCG–approved PFD.
- An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
- PWC may be operated only between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset.
- PWC operators may not substitute a mirror for an observer (that is, a PWC must have an observer at least 12 years old).