1547.532 Vessels exempt from registration.

(A) All of the following are exempt from registration under this chapter:

(1) Sailboards;

(2) Kiteboards;

(3) Paddleboards;

(4) Belly boats or float tubes.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) "Belly boat" or "float tube" means a vessel that is inflatable, propelled solely by human muscular effort without using an oar, paddle, or pole, and designed to accommodate a single individual as an operator in such a manner that the operator remains partially submerged in the water.

(2) "Kiteboard" means a recreational vessel that is inherently buoyant, has no cockpit, and is operated by an individual who is standing on the vessel while using a kite as a means of propulsion and lift.

(3) "Paddleboard" means a recreational vessel that is inherently buoyant, is propelled by human muscular effort using a pole or single- or double-bladed paddle, and is operated by an individual who is kneeling, standing, or lying on the vessel.

(4) "Sailboard" means a recreational vessel that is inherently buoyant, has no cockpit, has a single sail mounted on a mast that is connected to the vessel by a free-rotating, flexible joint, and is operated by an individual who is standing on the vessel.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.