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

Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist
  • Every person on board a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD that is in good and serviceable condition.
  • If the PWC is equipped by the manufacturer with an ignition safety switch, the lanyard must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator.
  • PWCs may not be operated between sunset and sunrise.
  • PWC operators must always face forward.