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Boating Basics

Vessel Capacity


Always check the capacity plate, which is usually found near the operator’s position or on the vessel’s transom. You must not exceed either the maximum weight capacity or the maximum number of whole people stated on the plate.

PWCs and some other vessels are not required to have a capacity plate. Always follow the recommended capacity in the owner’s manual and on the manufacturer’s warning decal.

Capacity Plate
Example capacity plate