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

Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist
  • Each person riding on a PWC must wear a USCG—approved Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device (PFD).
  • An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type ignition safety switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
  • PWCs may be operated only during daylight hours (between sunrise and sunset).