Sec. 58-25-10 - Special Requirements for Motorboats Which Carry Passengers for Hire

§ 58-25-10. Special Requirements for Motorboats Which Carry Passengers for Hire

10.1. Motorboats which carry passengers for hire shall have readily available and maintained in good and serviceable condition for each person carried a personal flotation device of an appropriate design and fit for each activity type as defined and approved by the United States Coast Guard pursuant to 33 C.F.R. § 175.13 2014et seq. as authorized by 46 USC § 4302. They shall also have readily available and maintained in good and serviceable condition personal flotation devices of an appropriate design and fit for children as defined and approved by the United States Coast Guard pursuant to 33 C.F.R. § 175.13 2014et seq. as authorized by 46 USC § 4302 in number equal to at least 10 percent of the maximum number of persons carried, unless the service is such that children are never carried.

10.2. Motorboats while carrying passengers for hire shall be operated and navigated by a person duly licensed by the United States Coast Guard. This section does not apply to outfitters and guides licensed under W. Va. Code § 20-2-23 and § 20-2-23a.

10.3. Motorboats carrying more than six passengers shall be inspected and certified by the United States Coast Guard.

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