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Illustration showing where PWCs should operate at a slow, no wake speed

PWCs have the following speed and distance restrictions.

  • Operate at greater than “no wake speed” within 100 feet of an anchored vessel, shoreline, dock, pier, swim float, marked swimming area, swimmers, surfers, fishermen, or manually powered boats.
  • Exceed 10 miles per hour if you are following another vessel within 100 feet of its rear or 50 feet of its side.