N.Y. Navigation Law Section 45-AAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay


1.

No vessel shall be operated on Irondequoit bay, which is located within Monroe county, at a speed exceeding twenty-five miles per hour unless such vessel is being operated for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in water skiing or other water sport to be towed, in which case no such vessel shall be operated at a speed exceeding thirty-five miles per hour.

2.

No vessel shall be operated in the channel between Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario or within three hundred feet of the shore, the channel, a dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel in a manner or at a speed that causes a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers such dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour, unless for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in water skiing to take off or land.

3.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vessel competing in or practicing for a regatta or boat race over a specified course held by a bona fide club or racing association, provided that due written notice of the date of the race has been given to the appropriate law enforcement agency at least fifteen days prior to such race, pursuant to the provisions of § 34 (Regattas)section thirty-four of this chapter, and all provisions of this section have been complied with.

4.

Any person who operates a vessel in violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation punishable as set forth in section seventy-three-c of this article.

5.

Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any town or county from continuing, adopting or enacting any other local laws, resolutions or ordinances related to persons operating a vessel within its limits, but no such municipality shall have the power to make less restrictive any of such provisions.

Source: Section 45-AAA — Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/45-AAA (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Equipment
40‑A
Manufacture and sale of outboard motors
40‑B
Sale and use of tributyltin paint
41
Pilot rules
42
Searchlights
42‑A
Tow-chains
43
Lights to be displayed
43‑A
Use of digital billboards
44
Noise levels on pleasure vessels
45
Reckless operation of a vessel
45‑A
Beaching a disabled water craft
45‑AA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Canandaigua lake
45‑AAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay
45‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Greenwood Lake
45‑AAAA*2
Special provisions relating to speed on Sodus Bay
45‑AAAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Lake Alice
45‑AAAAAA
Special provisions relating to noise and speed on Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake
45‑AAAAAA*2
Special provisions relating to reckless operation, noise and speed on the Fulton Chain of Lakes
45‑B
Regulation of beaches
45‑C
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Conesus lake
45‑CC
Reckless operation and speed on the canal system
45‑D
Special provisions relating to speed at Crooke’s Point in Great Kills Harbor
46
Vessel regulation zone
46‑A
Regulations of vessels
46‑AA
Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county
46‑AAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county
46‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Cuba lake
46‑B
Special provisions relating to speed on Saratoga lake
47
Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
47‑A
Accidents
47‑B
Report to the commissioner required upon accident
48
Negligence in use or operation of vessel attributable to owner
49
Operator
49‑A
Operation of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
49‑B
Operating a vessel after having consumed alcohol
49‑C
Termination of unsafe operation

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 45-AAA’s source at nysenate​.gov

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