LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Do not underestimate PWCs - they are very powerful for their small size and demand the same respect as any boat. In fact, PWC operation must adhere to the same rules and regulations as any other powerboat - including registration with the state and a B-1 class fire extinguisher aboard. Plus PWCs have some additional requirements:
Each person riding on a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD. An Inflatable PFD may not be used to meet this requirement.
It Is Illegal to exceed the capacity recommendations of a PWC.
When towing someone on a tube or on water skis, there should be capacity on the PWC to accommodate the operator, the observer as well as the tuber/skier(s).
IMPORTANT! PWCs must operate at slow-no-wake speed when within 150 feet of a launch ramp, dock, swimming area or persons in the water.