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§ 8-712.3. Livery vessel operation requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: October 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2008
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-712.3
§ 8-712.3. Livery vessel operation requirements
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Livery vessel owner” means a person who engages in whole or in part in the business of renting, leasing, or chartering a Class A vessel for a period of less than 24 hours.
(3) “Class A vessel” means a motorboat that is less than 16 feet in length as defined by the U.S. Coast Guard in 46 C.F.R. § 24.10-17.
(4) “Seaworthy condition” means the ability to withstand ordinary stress of wind, waves, and other weather that the vessel might normally be expected to encounter.
In general
(b) A livery vessel owner or an agent or employee of the livery vessel owner may not rent or offer for rent a Class A vessel to be operated on the waters of the State unless:
(1) Each vessel is in seaworthy condition and equipped for the waters where the vessel is intended to be used; and
(2) The livery vessel owner or agent or employee of the livery vessel owner possesses a boating safety certificate approved by the Department.
Violations considered boating safety violations
(c) A violation of subsection (b) of this section shall be considered a boating safety violation for purposes of § 8-740(a) of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 9, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 36, § 6, eff. April 8, 2008.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-712.3, MD NAT RES § 8-712.3
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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