Personal Watercraft

jet ski Personal watercraft are classified as boats and must adhere to the same rules and regulations as other vessels. Please reference NRS 488.580 Operation of personal watercraft for detailed information.

A “personal watercraft” means a class A motorboat which:

  • Is less than 13 feet in length;
  • Is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on, rather than in, the motorboat;
  • Is capable of performing sharp turns or quick maneuvers; and
  • Has a motor that exceeds 10 horsepower.