Mandatory Boat Rental Safety video provided by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Lake Lanier Jetski Rental LLC Requires every operator and passenger to watch this video before going on the lake. Please note you will be required to complete a boating safety quiz prior to your arrival.
Every operator must be 21+ with a valid drivers license.
Every Lake Lanier Jetski renter also must watch the PWC boating safety course by law. Please note that a quiz will be linked to you prior to your appointment. Lake Lanier Jetski Rental LLC wants to make sure every boater is safe on the water.
Life jackets are essential safety equipment for any water activity. They are designed to keep you afloat and help you stay safe in the water. There are several different types of life jackets available, each with specific features and purposes. Here are the most common types of life jackets:
Offshore Life Jacket: This is the most buoyant type of life jacket and is designed for use in open, rough, or remote waters, where rescue may take longer. It can turn an unconscious person face-up and has a minimum buoyancy of 22 pounds.
Near-Shore Buoyant Vest: This type of life jacket is designed for use in calm, inland waters or where there is a good chance of quick rescue. It has a minimum buoyancy of 15.5 pounds and is less bulky than a Type I jacket.
Flotation Aid: This type of life jacket is designed for use in calm, inland waters or where there is a good chance of quick rescue. It is designed for activities like water skiing, fishing, and kayaking and has a minimum buoyancy of 15.5 pounds.
Throwable Device: This type of life jacket is not meant to be worn but rather thrown to someone in distress. Examples include cushions, horseshoe buoys, and ring buoys.
Special Use Device: This type of life jacket is designed for specific activities like Jetskis, kayaking, windsurfing. They have specific buoyancy and design features to accommodate the activity. They come with instructions for proper use and care.
There are three categories of people who can operate a boat in Georgia: those less than 12 years of age, those 12 through 15 years of age, and those 16 years or older.
"Competent Adult" means a person of age 18 or older who is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and who is carrying proper identification.
"Proper Identification" means a drivers license (or legible copy) or any other government issued identification that contains a description of the person, a photograph, and birth date.
It is illegal for boats or PWC to tow skiers, skiboards, or any device of this type between sunset and sunrise.
It is illegal for the operator of the towing vessel or person(s) being towed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A boat or PWC must not tow persons on water skis or similar devices within 100 feet of a non-moving boat, dock or pier, bridge, person in the water, shoreline adjacent to a residence, public park or beach, swimming area, marina, restaurant or other public use area.
The person being towed must wear a ski-belt, ski jacket or Type I, Type II or Type III personal flotation device.
Every boat towing a person(s) on water skis, or a similar device must have:
Every PWC towing a person(s) on water skis, or similar device must be rated by the manufacturer to carry three or more persons and must have onboard a person, in addition to the PWC operator, capable of observing the towed person(s) at all times. A wide-angle mirror may not be used in place of an observer on PWC.