Requirements Specific to PWCs
In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.
- Each person riding on a PWC must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD.
- An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
- PWC operators have age and boater education requirements.
- No one under the age of 16 years may operate a PWC