Party Boat Operator License – Boating Violations

0100 PWC: FAIL TO WEAR PFD
0101 PWC: LANYARD/CUT-OFF SWITCH NOT ATTACHED
0102 WS: NO FLAME ARRESTOR/BACKFIRE TRAP
0103 WS: INSUFFICIENT PFDS
0104 WS: PFD NOT READILY ACCESSIBLE
0105 WS: CHILD NOT WEARING PFD
0106 WS: IMPROPER LIGHTS
0107 WS: NO/IMPROPER MIRROR OR NO OBSERVER
0108 WS: NO WHISTLE/OTHER SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICE
0109 WS: NO/IMPROPER FIRE EXTINGUISHER
0110 WS: FIRE EXTING NOT ACCESSIBLE/SERVICEABLE
0111 WS: IMPROPER VENTILATION EQUIPMENT
0112 WS: NO EXHAUST WATER MANIFOLD/MUFFLER
0113 WS: PERMIT TO OPERATE W/O REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
0114 WS: NO TYPE 4 PFD
0199 WS: ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT VIOLATION
0200 PWC: OPERATE WITHIN A PROHIBITED AREA
0201 PWC: OPERATE BETWEEN SUNSET/SUNRISE
0202 WS: BWI-BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED
0203 WS: BWI-INTOXICATION ASSAULT
0204 WS: BWI-INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER
0205 WS: RECKLESS OPERATION/EXCESS SPEED
0206 WS: OPERATE VESSEL IN RESTRICTED AREA
0207 WS: VIOLATE USCG INLAND RULES
0208 WS: RECKLESS/NEGLIGENT OPERATION
0209 WS: EXCESSIVE SPEED
0210 WS: TOW ? HR AFTER SUNSET – ? HR BEFOR SUNRISE
0211 WS: FAIL TO TOW IN CAREFUL/PRUDENT MANNER
0212 WS: INTERFERE WITH MARKERS/BOAT RAMP
0213 WS: HAZARDOUS WAKE OR WASH
0214 WS: OBSTRUCT PASS IN RIVER/CHANNEL/BOAT RAMP
0215 WS: CIRCULAR COURSE AROUND FISHERMAN/SWIMMER
0216 WS: SWIM/DIVE W/I 200 YD OF EXCURSION BOAT
0217 PWC: OPERATE W/I 50' EXCESS OF HEADWAY SPEED
0218 PWC: UNDER 16 YOA W/O 18YR OLD ACCOMPANY
0219 PWC: TOWING W/PWC DESIGN LESS THAN 2 PERSONS
0220 PWC: JUMPING WAKE RECKLESSLY/TOO CLOSE
0221 PWC: SWERVE LAST MOMENT TO AVOID COLLISION
0222 WS: OPERATE WITHIN DIVER DOWN FLAG AREA
0223 WS: FAIL TO REDUCE POWER FOR POLICE WS VESSE
0299 WS: ANY OTHER OPERATIONAL VIOLATION
0300 WS: UNREGISTERED VESSEL
0301 WS: FAIL TO HAVE CERTIFICATE OF NO ON BOARD
0302 WS: FAIL SHOW CERTIFICATE OF NO TO OFFICER
0303 WS: FAIL TO PROPERLY DISPLAY REG. NO/DECAL
0304 WS: OPER/PERMIT TO OPER W/INVALID REG. NO
0305 WS: UNAUTHORIZED NO. DISPLAYED ON BOW
0306 WS: FAIL TO APPLY FOR TITLE WITHIN 20 DAYS AFTER SALE
0307 WS: DEFACE/ALTER CERTIFCATE OF NO/REG NO
0308 WS: FAIL NOTIFY TRANS/DESTRUC/ABAND OF VES
0309 WS: FAIL TO NOTIFY OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS
0310 WS: POSS VESSEL/MOTOR W/ALTERED HIN/SERIAL
0311 WS: DESTROY/ALTER/REMOVE VES/MOTOR HIN/SER
0312 NO MARINE LICENSE (DEARLER, DISTRIBUTOR, MANUFACTURER)
0313 MARINE LICENSE USE VIOLATION
0314 ANY OTHER MARINE LICENSE VIOLATION
0315 MARINE LICENSEE: NO NUMBERS DISPLAYED ON VESSEL
0316 MARINE LICENSEE: NO VALIDATION DECALS
0317 MARINE LICENSEE: NO VALIDATION CARD
0318 MARINE LICENSEE: EXCEED VESSEL USE LIMITATIONS
0319 MARINE LICENSEE: DAILY LOG VIOLATION
0320 MARINE LICENSEE: SHOW, DEM., TEST W/O VALID MARINE LICENSE
0321 MARINE LICENSEE:LEGITIMATE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES USE VIOLATION
0399 WS: OTHER TITLING/REGISTRATION VIOLATION
0400 LIVERY: PERMIT TO OPERATE W/O REQUIRED EQUIP
0401 LIVERY: PERMIT TO OPERATE W/INVALID REG NO
0402 LIVERY: FAIL TO OBTAIN CERT OF NO FOR VESSEL
0403 LIVERY: VIOLATE RENTAL RECORDS REQUIREMENTS
0404 LIVERY: OPER BUSINESS W/O LIABILITY INS
0405 LIVERY: FAIL TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INSTRUCTION
0406 LIVERY: FAIL TO OBTAIN LEASE ACKNOWLEDGE
0407 PARTY BOAT: NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE
0408 PARTY BOAT: OWNER FAIL TO PROVIDE REQUIRED STAFF
0409 PARTY BOAT: EXCEED NUMBER OF PASSENGERS
0410 PARTY BOAT: OPERATE W/O ADEQUATE LAND COMMUNICATION
0411 PARTY BOAT: NO ANNUAL INSPECTION
0412 PARTY BOAT: FAIL TO PROVIDE PASSENGERS W/SAFETY INFORMATION
0413 PARTY BOAT: LIABILITY INSURANCE VIOLATION
0414 PARTY BOAT: STAFF DRUG OR ALCOHOL TEST REFUSAL/VIOLATION
0498 PARTY BOAT: ANY OTHER VIOLATION
0499 LIVERY: ANY OTHER VIOLATION
0500 BOAT ACCIDENT: OPERATOR FAIL TO RENDER AID
0501 BOAT ACCIDENT: OPERATOR FAIL TO GIVE ID
0502 BOAT ACCIDENT: FAIL TO SUBMIT BAR/30 DAYS
0600 WS: BOATER EDUCATION VIOLATION
0601 WS: FAIL TO COMPLETE REQUIRED BOAT ED COURSE
0700 WS: REFUSE TO OBEY DIRECTIONS OF OFFICER
0701 WS: VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR
0702 WS: VIOLATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS
0703 WS: LOCAL REGULATION PWC 31.092 VIOLATION
0704 WS: MOTORBOAT SALES TAX VIOLATION
0799 WS: ANY OTHER VIOLATIONS
Party Boat Exam Review References

Please use the following links to reference materials noted in the Party Boat Operators Study Guide Outline. Review of these materials is essential to gain adequate knowledge in preparation to take the Party Boat Operator License Exam.

  1. Subchapter H of the Texas Administrative Code (full text of Party Boat Rules)
  2. Chapter 31, Subchapter G of the Parks and Wildlife Code – see Chapter 31 for water safety requirements/party boat text begins with 31.171 and ends at 31.180
  3. Code of Federal Regulations 46, Chapter I – Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
  4. Texas Party Boat Operator License Exam Procedure (PWD 1207A) media download(PDF 85.5 KB)
  5. Annual Safety Inspection for Party Boats (PWD 1208B) media download(PDF 336.4 KB)
  6. Application for Party Boat Operator License (PWD 1207) media download(PDF 418.1 KB)
  7. Application for Annual Party Boat Inspection (PWD 1208) media download(PDF 259.4 KB)