Operating a Jetpack Vessel
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.