Boating Basics

Engine Cut-Off Switches


Most PWCs and powerboats come equipped with an emergency engine cut-off switch, which is designed to shut the engine down if the operator is thrown from the proper operating position.

The engine cut-off switch works by attaching a lanyard between the operator and the switch. If the lanyard is removed from the switch, then the engine will shut off. You must wear the safety switch lanyard while operating a PWC.

Should you be thrown from your PWC, the safety switch lanyard will shut off your PWC.