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PWC staying a safe distance from another vessel

PWC operators have these speed and distance requirements.

  • If operating your PWC on the waters of Delaware’s Inland Bays contiguous to incorporated areas or on the Atlantic Ocean, you must reduce speed to headway speed when within 300 feet of:
    • Any wharf, pier, dock, boat launching area, piling, or bridge
    • Any non-motorized vessel or any vessel at anchor, moored, or adrift
    • Any person in the water
  • If operating your PWC on any other Delaware waters (except the Nanticoke River), you must reduce speed to headway speed when within 300 feet of any person in the water and when within 100 feet of:
    • Any wharf, pier, dock, boat launching area, piling, or bridge
    • Any non-motorized vessel or any vessel at anchor, moored, or adrift