We see them zip by with little time to even catch a glimpse. These speeding vessels might look a bit scary, but taking a PWC — or personal watercraft — out on the water can help make your vacation a special adventure.
More than 1.2 million Americans annually ride personal watercrafts, which are more commonly known by their brand names, such as Waverunners.
Though some models can seat up to three people, many prefer to ride solo like a motorcycle. They’re powered by an inboard motor and pump jet, and riders steer and accelerate using throttle handles. Just a squeeze gives the rider a chance to cruise the water with the wind in their hair.