Florida Bill Increasing PWC Age of Operation Fails

A bill, previously reported by Currents in November, which would increase the age of personal watercraft operation from 14 to 16 years of age in Florida has failed in the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee. The bill would have also eliminated the ability for children to steer a vessel with the proper supervision of an adult with boater education. The Personal Watercraft Industry Association and the NMMA will continue to monitor this issue. For more information please contact NMMA’s David Dickerson, ddickerson@nmma.org