"The department's Marine Patrol Section had applied for the funding from the state Department of Waterways to buy Honda AquaTrax personal watercraft and an inflatable boat. An AquaTrax F-15 lists for $13,000 on Honda's web site.
The department has three patrol vessels for most enforcement activities. Personal watercraft, however, are quicker and more maneuverable vessels than patrol boats."
It sounds like they're buying PWCs to (hopefully) monitor PWC activity on the river. I'm sure they wouldn't hesitate to ticket a boat operator but I'm glad they've realized that PWC operators need some serious monitoring. Anyone who launches regularly at Garcia Bend knows what I'm talking about. Last year some A hole on a three seater took out my 11 year old while she was wakeboarding by passing within 15 feet of her.