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NY v NJ Differences

JET SKI/PWC 
     MINIMUM OPERATOR AGE                      NY- 14 Years Old         NJ 16 Years Old
     FIRE EXTINGUISHER ONBOARD?              NY - no                     NJ one B-I extinguisher
     VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS                     NY- Orange flag 
         NJ- no none required

 
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS REQUIRED
    NJ-  16'or longer in Federally Controlled Waters
    NY- ALL SIZES everywhere at night

ADMINISTERS STATE BOATER SAFETY PROGRAM
    NJ-  NJ State Police
    NY-  NYS Department of Parks

TOWING PEOPLE BEHIND BOAT
   NJ- Orange tow flag & suitable observer
   NY- No flag and observer is 10 y-o or older.

PFDs / Life Jackets
    CHILDREN MUST WEAR UP TO AGE       NY- 12 Years Old                   NJ 13 Years Old
    ADULTS MUST WEAR                          NY 11/1to 5/1 on 21' or less    NJ- No requirement

REPORTING ACCIDENTS
     NJ-  $2,000 or more w/n 10 days of occurence
     NY-  $1,000 or more w/n 5 days
  
ANCHORS & RODE ARE REQUIRED ONBOARD
     NJ- no requirement
     NY- all vessels excl PWC's

MIN AGE TO TAKE SAFETY CERTIFICATE COURSE
     NJ- 12 y-o
     NY- 10 y-o


 


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