NORTH CAROLINA PFD REQUIREMENTS
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
The state of North Carolina requires all vessels to have one Type I, II, III, or V PFD of a suitable size for each person aboard and each skier being towed.
In addition, all vessels 16 feet or longer must have a readily accessible Type IV U.S. Coast Guard Approved PFD.
Required PFDs must be US Coast Guard-approved and readily accessible.
North Carolina law requires the owner and/or operator of a vessel is responsible to carry, store, maintain, and use the safety equipment required by the federal safety equipment requirements adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Child PFD Law
All boaters or passengers under the age of 13 on the deck or cockpit must be wearing a PFD while the vessel is underway.