Requirements for Towing
Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, tubes, kneeboards, or similar devices must obey these laws also.
- Every vessel towing a person(s) on water skis, an aquaplane, or other device must have on board, in addition to the operator, an observer at least 12 years of age in a position to observe the person being towed. On a PWC, the observer must be facing the rear of the PWC.
- All persons being towed behind a vessel on water skis, an aquaplane, or other device must wear a USCG–approved personal flotation device (life jacket).