Requirements Specific to PWCs
In addition to adhering to all boating laws, personal watercraft (PWC) operators have requirements specific to their watercraft.
- No person shall operate or permit operation of a personal watercraft unless each person aboard is wearing a personal flotation device (PFD).
- Operators on personal watercraft equipped with a lanyard-type ignition safety (engine cutoff) switch must attach the lanyard to their clothing, PFD, themselves, or as appropriate for the specific devices.
- No person shall operate a personal watercraft between sunset and sunrise.
- No person who owns or has charge over a personal watercraft shall permit operation in violation of laws.