Always have the right safety equipment on board your boat. It’s one of the most important things you can do for boating safety and it’s the law.
Federal law requires that all boats be equipped with one wearable life jacket for each passenger onboard the boat (wearable life jackets include Types I, II, III, or V). As the boat operator, it’s your responsibility to provide a life jacket for each of your passengers. Remember, there are fines for those who fail to carry the proper number and/or type of life jackets for their passengers.
t can’t be stressed enough—life jackets are important lifesaving tools that you should wear at all times when you’re boating or near the water. Why? Because more than 90% of all the people who drown while boating were NOT wearing a life jacket. Fortunately, today’s Coast Guard-approved life jackets come in a variety of styles that are comfortable to wear and they look great! So WEAR IT!