Jet skiing in the UK

There's nothing quite like the thrill of riding the waves on a personal watercraft (PWC). There's a reason why jet skiing has become one of the most popular watersports activities in the UK, perfect for those looking for an adrenalin rush as much as beginners just starting to learn the ropes.  

Whether you're interested in taking up jet skiing or have owned a PWC for years, it's always worth making sure you know all there is to know when it comes to jet ski safety. Though they're plenty of fun and easy to use, PWC's need to be handled with care and caution.

Jet ski insurance is an essential regardless of your skill level to make sure you're always covered and we've gathered together a host of resources to make sure your jet ski knowledge is up to scratch.  

Jet ski safety equipment

One of the most important aspects of any watersport is making sure you have all the right gear. Take a look at our blog - Essential safety equipment for your PWC - to make sure you have everything you need to make your jet skiing activities safe.


Jet ski rules & regulations

You need to know the rules and regulations of owning a jet ski before you head off on any adventures. They're there to keep you and others safe while out on the water, so read our guide to make sure you know everything there is to be aware of.


Where to go jet skiing

Try our Jet Ski Location Finder...


Looking for new places to ride your jet ski? Once you know how to stay safe on the water, you're going to want to get out and explore on your personal watercraft. Check out some of our favourite locations around the UK, with insider tips on the best launch spots and peak seasons...


Keep your jet ski in top condition with our Maintenance Checklist...

Jet Ski Maintenance Checklist

Jet Ski Insurance

A buyer's guide to jet ski insurance

Whilst safety equipment and maintenance checks are all vital parts of owning a jet ski, one of the most important factors is jet ski insurance.  To make sure you get the right cover for your vehicle, take a look at our buyer's guide for everything you need to know...


Get a quote for jet ski insurance

Having specialised in Marine Insurance for over 175 years, GJW Direct can offer you the very best personal watercraft and jet ski insurance to cover your vehicle and make sure you're protected should anything happen. 

Some features of our personal watercraft and jet ski cover include*:

  • Fully comprehensive policy
  • Third party liability £3,000,000
  • Waterskiers & watertoys liability available
  • Rapid claims settlement 

*subject to exclusions and limitations



Buying a new jet ski...

Which jet ski brand is best?

Which jet ski brand is best?

Thinking about purchasing a new personal watercraft but not sure which jet ski brand is the right one for you? There are three brands that dominate the market nowadays - Yamaha, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki. To help you narrow down your options, we've gone through some of the pros and cons of each as well as a handy cheat sheet covering the key specs of the top models available today.  


Jet ski FAQs

Got questions about your personal watercraft? We've picked out our most frequently asked questions for jet skis, covering everything from rules to locations...



What is MyBoat?
MyBoat is a free online portal for the boat owner community. It’s the only free boating service in the UK! MyBoat keeps all of your important boat information in one place and sends you
alerts using its easy-to-use digital organiser. It also keeps you updated with the latest news, views and weather, tailored to your travels as well as offering you some amazing discounts.

How can I receive discounts with MyBoat?
To gain these discounts you have to have insurance from GJW Direct and have an account on MyBoat. Once on MyBoat, navigate to the My Discounts tab, where you’ll be able to see all of your own discounts. We’ve partnered up with some amazing companies to ensure you receive great discounts off boat essentials, including:

● Safety products
● Boat fittings
● Cleaning products
● Jet ski accessories
● Travel insurance
● Holidays
● Boat trailers


Jet Ski Resources

Jet Ski Resources

Best wetsuits for PWC use

Make sure you're wearing the right gear for your trip. Check out our expert list of the best wetsuits for PWC use!


Top 10 jet ski accessories

Discover our pick of some of the best jet ski accessories available to make your adventures out on the water as fun as possible!..


8 things you need to know about your PWC

A Personal Watercraft is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to enjoy life on the water all year round, but here are eight things that you should know about your PWC before heading out anywhere...


The most common jet ski injuries

Discover the most common jet ski injuries and, more importantly, how to avoid them happening to you while your out on your personal watercraft. 


5 things you’re doing wrong on your Jet Ski

Despite the handling of a jet ski being relatively simple to get to grips with, read our blog to discover five things you're doing wrong...