Chapter 7: Water Cleanliness and Small Vessels

Personal Watercraft: Load Capacity

As with any other vessel, it is important to understand and adhere to the Personal Watercraft's load capacity.

PWCs come in various sizes, each with different load capacities. Consult the owner's manual and the onboard label to find the load capacity of the PWC. Never exceed the capacity limit, as it may impair the stability of PWC and ability to control it. For this reason, it is illegal in many states to go over the PWC's load capacity.

Personal Watercraft Load Capacity