Required Personal Watercraft Accessories
There are two items required to have on every motorized watercraft to be considered legal on the water. The hope is they never need to be used, but if an emergency arises, you’ll be quite happy to have them on board and easily accessible.
First, a proper fire extinguisher is always necessary. But don’t just grab the one under your kitchen sink; you need a marine-rated Class B extinguisher. These are designed to put out the most common marine fires: gas, oil and grease. Every Sea-Doo personal watercraft has built-in storage space designed to keep the properly sized extinguisher easily and quickly accessible.
Next, a noise signal of some kind is legally required on all motorized watercraft. If you’re ever stranded on the water and need to signal for help, you’ll quickly understand why. Typically, this is either a whistle or small air horn; either will meet the requirement. A whistle can be stored in a glovebox or even on your personal flotation device for instant access. An air horn is not always as easily accessible, but it’s usually more easily heard by passersby over the sound of an engine.