Georgia Boater Education Course


CHAPTER 2: Boating Equipment


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.