The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched a new global personal watercraft resource website.
Working in collaboration with personal watercraft manufacturers Kawasaki, Yamaha and BRP, ICOMIA’s ‘Ride the Wave Right’ website provides advice for safe and responsible PWC riding, information on the history and evolution of PWC, as well as ideas for recreational PWC activities, tips on how to be environmentally friendly on the water and information on the use of personal watercraft for life saving. The website ensures that PWC enthusiasts and government authorities have access to policy and legislation information on CE Products, the CIN Checker and Grey Imports.
In addition, an interactive world map provides essential riding information such as national regulations, age limits, driving licenses and registration requirements for 27 countries across the globe.
‘Ride the Wave’ also offers the quiz ‘Sink or Swim’, an enjoyable way to learn about safety issues and to test your personal watercraft knowledge. Should you achieve 100% on the quiz, you get the chance to post your results on Facebook and invite friends to test their riding skills as well. The quiz is also featured on Facebook as a separate “app.”
Hans Sipkema, leader of the ICOMIA Marine Engine Committee’s PWC Task Force, and Kawasaki Motors Europe, stated that “the website provides a platform for the industry to promote this great sport, and the PWC’s ever growing usefulness to society, as more police, fire fighters and life guards discover the great potential these crafts can offer in saving peoples’ lives.”