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A person under 16 years of age may not operate any PWC that is not rated to carry at least two people. The following requirements also apply to operation of a PWC.

  • A person under 12 years of age must have a person at least 21 years of age on board who must:
    • Satisfy the boating education requirement (see below) if born on or after January 1, 1986, and…
    • Be in a position to take immediate control of the PWC.
  • A person 12 through 15 years of age must have a person at least 18 years of age on board who must:
    • Satisfy the boating education requirement (see below) if born on or after January 1, 1986, and…
    • Be in a position to take immediate control of the PWC.
  • A person 16 years of age or older must satisfy the Boating Education Requirement if born on or after January 1, 1986.
  • It is illegal for the owner or person in control of a PWC to allow someone who does not meet the age or boating education requirements to operate the PWC.
  • A PWC livery (rental agency) may not lease a PWC to a person under 18 years of age.