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Boat creating a wake

Florida law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Improper Speed is operating at speeds greater than posted speeds and that are not reasonable and prudent based on boating traffic, weather conditions, visibility, or other potential hazards. If no limits are posted, you should operate a vessel so that it does not endanger others. Vessel speed always should be maintained so that the vessel can be stopped safely. Specifically, it is illegal to:

  • Operate at a rate of speed that endangers the life or property of any person.
  • Operate at greater than “idle speed, no wake speed” in a posted “no wake” zone.
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