Datatag ID Limited

Datatag Personal Watercraft Security & Registration Theft Deterrent System

Datatag Personal Watercraft Security System

Electronic Security Identification System for Personal Watercraft and Jetski

Security measures in the marine world are usually inadequate compared to those found on most cars. Typically the average personal watercraft is a very vulnerable machine. Firstly, its identity can be relatively easily altered by tampering with or removing the hull and engine numbers, making it an almost impossible task for the Police or prospective purchaser to correctly identify the craft. Secondly these machines are easy to move for criminals whilst on their trailers, unless they are stored securely.

Datatag consists of a range of electronic transponders, Datadots® and visible ID labels that contain a unique identification numbers. The Datatag PWC Theft Deterrent System makes your personal watercraft easy to identify and therefore much less attractive to thieves.

All the Police have to do is call our 24 hour 7 day a week call centre with a visible ID number or scan the craft and provide a unique transponder code to establish or confirm the registered keeper within minutes.

Since its introduction in the 1990's, Datatag has already slashed theft rates of both Datatagged Motorcycles and personal watercraft. At the same time the recovery rate for stolen equipment has soared, and numerous convictions have been secured thanks to Datatag.

Due to the effectiveness of Datatag, all manufacturers fit this as standard in the UK. You may find that you will not be allowed access to some slipways without having a Datatag system fitted, or being the current registered owner.

PWP - Personal Watercraft Partnership

Datatag is a founder member of the above organisation, which works hard to maintain slipway access for and on the behalf of PWC users. Other partners include:

  • Kawasaki ( Jetski® )
  • Sea-Doo
  • Yamaha
  • Mardon Insurance
  • RJP Insurance
  • Royal Yachting Association
  • British Marine Federation

We all work with Local Authorities, Marine Police, Harbour Masters and Jet Ski Clubs to resolve any local disputes or issues.

Every authorised dealer of Kawasaki, Sea-Doo and Yamaha make a contribution to the PWP when they sell a PWC. This is done to protect the future of your sport. Please refer to the PWP website for further information

British Marine Federation Logo RYA Logo PWP Logo

Datatag Personal Watercraft System Technology

Glass Tag Transponders

Glass Tag - This transponder is roughly the size of a grain of rice and can be easily installed. It contains a unique code number which is permanently programmed into it’s integrated circuit. The number cannot be altered or deleted.

Visible ID Numbers

These visible ID numbers are usually applied to the hull of your personal watercraft to make your vessel easy and fast for any authority or coastguard to identify.

Tamper Evident Warning and Re-Registration Label

Specially designed decals warn off any potential thieves and are both attractive and impossible to remove without damage.

Ultra Destruct Visible ID Labels

These labels are laser engraved and are impossible to remove in one piece.

Warning Decal

These specially designed Datatag resin domed decals warn off any potential thieves and are both attractive and impossible to remove without damage


A superior microdot identifi cation system developed for ease of use. The Datadots can be applied to any surface, thus making it virtually impossible for the criminals to locate and remove them all.

Datatag DNA

Is a unique chemical DNA solution. Each piece of plant or machinery will be protected with an invisible unique DNA code. Criminals will have to be confi dent they have removed every molecule of Datatag DNA. Datatag can supply this state-of-the-art DNA technology in paint, lacquer, glue, liquid, powder, grease, oil and a spray system.

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