Requirements for Towing
Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, kite skis, surfboards, inner tubes, or any similar devices must obey these laws also.
- All persons being towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device must wear a U.S. Coast Guard—approved Type I, II, or III personal flotation device (life jacket). Ski belts are not approved personal flotation devices.
- Every vessel towing a person(s) on water skis or any other device must have a person who is at least 12 years old on board, in addition to the vessel operator, in a position to observe the towed person(s).