Navigation Law Section 46-AAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county
1.Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter or any inconsistent local laws (a) every pleasure vessel operated on Blue Mountain lake, Eagle lake, Indian lake, and Utowana lake, shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner, in such a way as not to unreasonably interfere with or endanger any vessel or person; a violation of this paragraph shall be a misdemeanor punishable as set forth in § 73-B (Misdemeanors)section seventy-three-b of this article; and
(b)no vessel shall be operated on such lakes at a speed exceeding forty-five miles per hour nor shall any pleasure vessel be operated at a speed exceeding twenty-five miles per hour between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise; a violation of this paragraph shall be a violation punishable as set forth in § 73-C (Violations)section seventy-three-c of this article.
2.No vessel shall be operated on Blue Mountain lake, Eagle lake, Indian lake and Utowana lake within two hundred feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel in a manner or at such 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. A violation of this subdivision is a violation punishable as set forth in § 73-C (Violations)section seventy-three-c of this article.
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 agencies 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 such section have been complied with. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any Federal Aviation Agency licensed aircraft.
4.Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any town or county from adopting or enacting any 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.
Section 46-AAA — Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/NAV/46-AAA (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).