Motor boat

Motor boat

Definition: Any boat with an engine not classified as a speedboat / powerboat and can be leased out without the need of the lessor as part of the crew.

  1. Is prohibited during adverse weather conditions and prior to sunrise and after sunset hours. On each occasion, based on the General Port Regulation No 20 (B 444 / 26-4-1999), the use of novel recreational activities, which have been or will be approved in accordance with the applicable provisions, is prohibited when the Beaufort wind measures more than five (5) and when visibility is limited.
  2. It is forbidden to rent it to anyone who is less than eighteen (18) years of age, as well as to other people, regardless of age, who do not know swimming. The use of a motor boat by persons under the age of sixteen (16) for private use is prohibited. In case a minor who is sixteen (16) years of age is on a motor boat, then an adult must also be on board and must know swimming and how to operate a motor boat. Additionally, he should exercise continuous supervision and control over the minor.
  3. Are required to follow all standard emergency and fire equipment requirements in addition to the maximum number of passengers as noted on the respective operating license.
  4. Operating a motorboat is prohibited when the
    1. Distance is less than two hundred (100) meters from the outer edges of floating buoys (ref. Article 26), used to mark and set the boundaries for bathing beaches frequented by swimmers, etc. In areas where the coastline differs, such as small bays, coves, etc., this distance can be reduced after the respective Article #35 Committee decision, to less than a hundred (100) meters but no less than fifty (50) meters. Such applicable distances are clearly denoted on the marine licenses obtained
    2. Distance is less than Two Hundred (200) meters from the customary location accessed and frequented by swimmers when at coastlines where floating buoys are not evident
    3. Distance is less than Two Hundred (200) meters from any and all coastlines and travelling at speeds greater then five (5) knots, regardless if swimmers are present.
In areas where the coastline differs, such as small bays, coves, etc., this distance can be reduced to less than two hundred (200) meters with the respective Committee under Article 35 decision. Such distances are clearly denoted on the marine licenses obtained.
 
 5. The takeoff and landing to and from the coastline by a leased speedboat is permitted only via the designated waterway (ref. Article 27) and when traveling at a maximum speed of five (5) knots and assuring that the above rules and requirements in this Article are not triggered.