Requirements Specific to PWCs
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 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).