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Jetpack vessels must be operated safely and responsibly.

  • To operate/ride a jetpack vessel, you must:
    • Be at least 16 years of age and…
    • Carry a Certificate of Boating Safety Education with you and…
    • Wear a helmet and…
    • Wear a high-impact rated, USCG–approved Type I, II, or III PFD and…
    • Display international orange markings such as having a vest or flag attached to yourself.
  • You may NOT operate a jetpack vessel:
    • In a reckless or negligent manner
    • While under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
    • Between sunset and sunrise
    • Within 100 feet in any direction, including vertically, of any bridge, structure, shore, wharf, pier, piling, buoy, vessel, or person in the water
    • In or near an area where visibility is restricted
    • In a speed zone or channel unless the rider maintains contact with the water at all times
    • In a porpoise-like motion where the vessel goes under the water for a lateral distance of more than two feet and then resurfaces, unless the water is at least 25 feet deep
  • No jetpack vessel rider may pick up another person or use a tandem harness with a second rider.
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