Requirements Specific to PWC
In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessels.
- Everyone on board a PWC while underway must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD.
- An operator of a PWC equipped with lanyard-type engine cut-off switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
- PWC are exempt from displaying the skier-down flag.