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Three people on PWC

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

  • Every person on board a PWC must wear a USCG–approved life jacket. Inflatable life jackets are not approved to be worn on a PWC.
  • An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch (ECOS) must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or life jacket.
  • PWC must be muffled effectively and also must display the required navigation lights if operated between sunset and sunrise.
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