§ 4700.2.

DEFINITIONS

a.

“Landmarks” shall include, but not be limited to, the farthest extension of piers, beaches, seawalls, jetties, breakwaters and docks.

b.

“Personal watercraft” means a highly maneuverable vessel which uses a waterjet pump to propel one or more persons and is capable of operating at planing speeds. “Personal watercraft” includes, but is not limited to, vessels referred to as Jetskis ® , Sea Doos ® , and Waverunners ® . “Personal watercraft” shall include any vessel less than 12 feet, propelled by machinery, that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel, rather than the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.

c.

“Operator” means the person on board who is steering the vessel while underway.

d.

“Special-use area” means all or a portion of a waterway that is set aside for specified uses or activities to the exclusion of other incompatible uses or activities.

e.

“Vessel” includes every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, except either a seaplane on the water or a watercraft specifically designed to operate on a permanently fixed course.

History

(Added by Ord. 285-98, App. 9/18/98)

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