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PWC towing a wakeboarder

In addition to adhering to laws as they apply to all vessels, boat and PWC operators towing a person(s) on water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device must obey these laws.

  • Every vessel towing a person(s) on water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device must have a person, in addition to the vessel operator, observing the towed person(s) at all times
  • Those being towed behind a PWC must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, or III PFD. Inflatable PFDs may not be used.