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§ 8-725. Waterskiing restrictions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725
§ 8-725. Waterskiing restrictions
Application of section
(a) This section does not apply to:
(1) Any performer engaged in a professional exhibition; or
(2) Any person taking part in:
(i) An authorized regatta, motorboat race, or other boat race; or
(ii) Any marine parade, tournament, or exhibition.
Age requirements for operation of vessel
(b) A person may not operate any machinery-propelled vessel for the purpose of towing a person on or attached to water skis, an aquaplane, a parasail, or similar device unless the vessel operator is at least 12 years old and another person, at least 12 years old, is in the vessel to observe the progress of the person being towed. Towing may not occur between sunset and sunrise.
Personal flotation device defined
(c)(1) In this subsection, “personal flotation device” includes:
(i) A life jacket;
(ii) A life vest;
(iii) A life preserver;
(iv) A barefoot wet suit; or
(v) A trick skiing wet suit.
(2) A person who is in or over the waters of the State and is being towed behind a vessel must wear a personal flotation device.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 415; Acts 1990, c. 28, § 2; Acts 1991, c. 55, § 1.
Formerly Art. 14B, § 11.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725, MD NAT RES § 8-725
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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