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

  • Each person riding on a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable personal flotation device (life jacket). Each life jacket must be designed for persons on PWCs and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s label.
  • If the PWC is equipped with a lanyard-type ignition safety switch, the lanyard must be attached to the person, clothing, or life jacket of the operator.
Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist