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PWC towing a wakeboarder
  • All vessels towing a person(s) on water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device must have a person on board, in addition to the vessel operator, observing the towed person(s) at all times.
  • If towing a person behind a personal watercraft, the PWC must be at least nine (9) feet in length and be rated for three people—the operator, the observer, and the retrieved skier.
  • All persons being towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved PFD. Ski belts are not U.S. Coast Guard–approved.
  • Persons may be towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device only during daylight hours only.