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

Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist
  • Each person riding on or being towed behind a PWC must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD.
  • An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
  • It is illegal to operate a PWC between sunset and sunrise unless the PWC is equipped with the required navigation lights.
  • PWC operators must always face forward.