Small Watercraft

ORS 830.430
Definitions for ORS 830

As used in ORS 830.430 (Definitions for ORS 830) to 830.465 (Disciplinary actions) and 830.997 (Penalty for charter boat violations):


“Charter boat” means:


A boat used to carry seven or more passengers for hire for angling, sightseeing or other recreational purposes; or


A boat that is licensed under ORS 830.447 (Optional charter boat licensing).


“Charter boat” does not include a “passenger vessel” or “small passenger vessel,” as defined by the State Marine Board by rule, that:


Has been inspected and documented by the United States Coast Guard;


Carries more than 12 passengers for hire; and


Operates east of the demarcation lines described in the International Collision Regulations at Sea of 1972 on waters identified by the board by rule. [1989 c.885 §2; 2013 c.146 §1; 2021 c.123 §3]


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Mar. 11, 2023