Navigation Lights

All boats must use navigation lights while operating on Kansas waters between sunset and sunrise.

It is illegal to operate a PWC on Kansas waters between sunset and sunrise, regardless of ability to use navigation lights.

  • Motorboats less than 40 feet long must have navigation lights shown in figures 1, 2, or 3. Motorboats 40-65 feet long must use lights shown in figure 1 or 2.
  • Sailboats under sail must have navigation lights shown in figures 4, 5, or 6. Sailboats under power must conform to motorboat navigation light requirements.
  • Manually propelled boats shall carry, ready at hand, a flashlight or lantern showing a white light exhibited in sufficient time to prevent a collision.
  • Boats at night MUST display an all-round white anchor light unless anchored in a disignated mooring area.