Chapter 7: Water Cleanliness and Small Vessels

The Personal Watercraft (PWC)

Personal watercrafts, or PWC, are powerful recreational vessels powered by an inboard engine which drives a jet pump. The jet pump works by pulling water in through the bottom of the PWC using an impeller, which is an internal propeller. The pump then accelerates the water through a nozzle toward the stern of the vessel and propels the PWC through the water.

While most boats have a rule regarding whether one should stand or sit to safely operate them, PWCs have more flexibility regarding the operation. PWCs allow operators to sit, stand, or kneel while operating them. PWC also come in various sizes, some can even carry three or more passengers.

Personal Watercraft (PWC)