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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 029 : Snowmobiles, Vessels, and Water Sports

Subchapter 002 : Vessels

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 3312a)
  • § 3312a. Operation of personal watercraft

    (a) An individual less than 16 years of age shall not operate a personal watercraft.

    (b) All individuals operating or riding on a personal watercraft shall wear a properly secured wearable U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device as intended by the manufacturer.

    (c) Personal watercraft shall not be operated at any time between sunset and sunrise.

    (d) Every individual operating a personal watercraft equipped by the manufacturer with a lanyard type engine cut-off switch shall attach the lanyard to his or her wrist, clothing, or personal flotation device as appropriate for the specific craft. (Added 1989, No. 65, § 9; amended 2009, No. 30, § 1; 2021, No. 76, § 19.)