Care should also be taken to avoid interfering with the boat operator’s line of sight when the boat is underway. This applies particularly to individuals riding in the bow. It is possible to quite unintentionally obscure the driver’s view. Even momentary interference can result in the driver’s inability to respond to a situation that requires avoidance of another vessel or submerged or partially-submerged objects. MasterCraft recommends using the driver seat bolster or standing to maintain a safe lookout and proper visibility when necessary.
Everyone on board should always pay attention to other vessels, people and objects located in close proximity to the boat, activities taking place in or near the water, and should always be supportive of the boat operator.
The law requires the boat operator to maintain clear visibility at all times and in all directions when the boat is in motion.