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Three people on PWC

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

  • Each person riding on or being towed behind a PWC must wear a USCG–approved wearable Type I, II, or III PFD. Inflatable FDs may not be used.
  • You may not allow a child under 7 years of age to ride on or be towed behind a PWC unless with a parent or guardian or a designee of the parent or guardian.
  • The lanyard of a PWC's engine cut-off switch (ECOS) must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator.
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