N.C. General Statutes require that anyone between the age
of 14 and 16 years of age complete a NASBLA approved
Boating Education Course and carry a certification card
and proof of age in order to operate a personal watercraft
on the waters of this state.
personal watercraft (PWC) is a small vessel which uses an
outboard or propeller-driven motor, or an inboard motor
powering a water jet pump as itís primary source of
motive power and which is designed to be operated by a
person sitting, standing, or kneeling on, or being towed
behind the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner
of sitting or standing inside the vessel. PWC's are
commonly known by their manufacturer names such as,
Jet-Ski's, Sea-Doo's and Wave-Runners.
Approved Flotation Device (Life Jacket) must be worn at