CHAPTER 2: Boating Equipment
ADDITIONAL PFD REQUIREMENTS
Here are a few more important rules to remember when it comes to PFDs.
First, if you’re operating or riding on a personal watercraft, you need to be wearing an approved PFD.
Second, if you’re being towed behind a vessel, you are considered to be “on board”. Four people in the boat and one on waterski? You’ll need five approved PFD’s on board.
Lastly, inflatable PFDs are not approved for use by wearers under 16 years of age. They are also not approved for high-impact activities such as waterskiing or operating a PWC.
Remember to always make sure you have one properly fitted PFD on board for each passenger.