Unlawful Operation of a Pleasure Craft
The Criminal Code of Canada states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.
Operating in a Dangerous Manner is operating a pleasure craft or any water skis, surfboard, water sled, or other towed device in a manner that causes danger to the public given the nature and condition of the waters and the activities that may reasonably be expected to occur at that time. Do not:
- Buzz other boats or PWCs.
- Try to spray swimmers with the wake from your pleasure craft.
- Cut in front of or try to jump the wake of other boats or PWCs.
Operating an Unseaworthy Vessel is taking an unseaworthy pleasure craft on a voyage.
- Operators may not take a registered or licenced pleasure craft that is unseaworthy on a voyage:
- From a place in Canada to another place in or out of Canada or…
- From a place on the inland waters of the United States to a place in Canada.
- Anyone who takes an unseaworthy boat on one of these voyages is guilty of an indictable offence and may be imprisoned for up to five years.