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Family on PWC

In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.

  • Every person on board a PWC or a specialty prop-craft must wear a USCG–approved PFD that is in good and serviceable condition. (Inflatable PFDs are not approved for PWC or prop-craft use.)
  • If the PWC is equipped with an engine cut-off switch:
    • The lanyard must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator or…
    • The wireless cut-off system must be activated.
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