Massachusetts Life Jacket Laws

  • PFD Requirement:  Minimum age: Under 12 While underway, All length vessels
  • Approved life jackets: USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V
  • Alcohol Law- Massachusetts has laws prohibiting Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)—0.08% BAL for those at least 21 years old is considered under the influence; 0.02% BAL for those under 21.
  • Operator Licensing – There are no legal age requirements to operate