Lawful Operation of a PWC
PWCs must operate at “no wake speed” when within 200 feet of docks, boat ramps, swimmers, bridge structures, moored or anchored vessels, sewage pump-out facilities, or nonmotorized vessels.
There are age and boater education requirements for operators of personal watercraft.
PWCs must be operated in a responsible manner. For example, it is illegal to:
- Jump the wake of another vessel at an unsafe distance from the vessel creating the wake.
- Weave through congested waterway traffic.