PWC Safety Regulations - Kansas

In the state of Kansas, anyone between 12 and 20 years old must complete an approved boater education course, unless under direct supervision.

Having direct supervision means having an adult over 21 years of age on board the craft not riding beside it, and must be able to take control of the personal watercraft. Persons 18 – 20 years of age can be classified as adult supervision if they have completed an approved boater education course.

No one under 12 years of age can operate a vessel without supervision even with a boater education certificate.

Personal watercrafts are not to be operated between sunset and sunrise. If towing someone, the craft must be rated for three passengers, one being the look-out who must be at least 12 years of age, or the PWC must be equipped with mirrors.

Personal watercrafts are to be operated at no wake speeds within 200 feet of any boat ramp, swimmer, bridge, anchored or moored boats, any docks, sewage-pump facilities, boat storage facility, concessionaire’s facility, or non-motorized watercraft.

It is important to learn your states regulations and to follow them accordingly. The USCG and your PWC insurance company will also expect you to follow all state and federal regulations.