Your safety and enjoyment is our biggest concern. For that reason listed below are some safety guidelines when operating a PWC.
Personal Watercraft Operation and Regulations
A personal watercraft (PWC) is defined as a type of motorboat which is specifically designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting, standing, or kneeling ON the vessel rather than INSIDE the vessel. The term PWC includes jet skis, wet bikes, etc. Any person being towed by a PWC is considered an occupant of the PWC, and is required to wear a life jacket.
Required Safety Equipment for Personal Watercraft (PWC)
All equipment requirements for regular motorboats also apply to PWC. In addition to those requirements:
Each occupant must wear a life jacket. If the PWC is equipped with a cut-off or kill switch, it must be attached to the operator or operator's clothing. Inflatable life jackets are NOT approved for use on PWC.
Operation of Your Personal Watercraft
In addition to those requirements, it is unlawful for any person to:
operate PWC at night (sunset until sunrise); operate PWC within 50 feet of another PWC, motorboat, vessel, platform, person, object, or shore except at headway speed without creating a swell or wake (Headway speed = Slow, idle speed, or speed only fast enough to maintain steerage); and operate a PWC and jump the wake of another vessel recklessly or unnecessarily close.
It is unlawful for any person to:
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