Boating Resources


Boating Safety

Boating Safety Course

The Boat US Foundation offers the only online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. We also offer a wide range of advanced courses that will help you gain the knowledge to make you confident in any boating situation you encounter.

Take the Free Course

Personal Flotation Device

Before you get on the water, each person needs a personal floatation device (PFD). This includes children and infants. Take safety into your own hands. 

Find children's, women's and men's PFDs, and much more, at!

Get Your PFDs


Getting on the Water

Waverunner Checklist

Before you take your waverunner out, make sure you have the following items on board:

  • Personal Flotation Device (1 for each person, including children and infants)
  • Wetsuit
  • Gloves
  • Booties
  • Whistles

Find many of the items you need (and much more) in our convenient Boating Starter Kit available at!

Get Your Kit

How to Operate Your Waverunner

This poster provides useful information about your PWC’s controls, avoiding collisions, and other important tips.

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Owning Your Waverunner

There's a lot that goes into owning a WaveRunner, but it should also be a rewarding experience. There's a lot you can do to make sure your time on a Yamaha WaveRunner is fun and that you're practicing safe habits. 

Before stepping on your WaveRunner, make sure you read the owner's manual for information on operation and safety.

Your WaveRunner requires periodic checks and lubrication to remain in efficient condition, so download a maintenance guide and keep track of all service intervals.

Finally, make sure you have all required safety accessories and gear. You can find personal flotation devices, fenders, starter kits, and more at Plus, pick up some Yamalube® quality care and maintenance items, search for parts, and show off your Yamaha style with apparel and gifts!


For Renters

Personal Watercraft Rental Tips

A helpful resource you can draw from to develop an awareness program. Specific to your rental operation, environment and local laws, and regulations.

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Personal Watercraft Renter Orientation Checklist

Make your WaveRunner rental experience more satisfying with this resource for PWC renters. 

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