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Georgia Required Equipment Checklist


PWC Boat Less Than 16 Ft. (Class A) Boat 16 Ft. to Less Than 26 Ft. (Class 1)
Boating Safety Certificate on Board ✓ 1 ✓ 1 ✓ 1
Certificate of Boat Registration on Board
Validation Decals Displayed
PFDs: Type I, II, or III ✓ 2 ✓ 3 ✓ 3
PFD: Type IV
Type B-I Fire Extinguisher
Engine Cut-Off Switch
Backfire Flame Arrestor ✓ 4 ✓ 4
Ventilation System
Muffler
Horn, Whistle, or Bell ✓ 5 ✓ 5 ✓ 5
Daytime VDSs ✓ 5
Nighttime VDSs 6 ✓ 5 ✓ 5
Navigation Lights 6

  1. Applicable if operator is 12 to 15 years of age. See Who May Operate a Boat and Who May Operate a PWC for more information.
  2. Those on PWC must wear a PFD at all times.
  3. Those under the age of 13 must wear a PFD at all times while on any moving vessel.
  4. Required on inboards and stern drives only.
  5. Required on federally controlled waters.
  6. Not applicable to PWC because PWC are not allowed to operate between sunset and sunrise.