Requirements Specific to PWCs
In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.
- If the PWC is equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch, the lanyard must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator.
- Every person on board or being towed behind a PWC must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V life jacket (PFD).
- A PWC operator must always face forward.