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Boat Creating a Wake

North Dakota law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Improper Speed or Distance is not maintaining a proper speed or distance while operating a vessel. Specifically, it is illegal to:

  • Operate a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” within 100 feet of:
    • A person fishing from a shoreline
    • A swimmer
    • A swimming or diving raft
    • An occupied, anchored, or unpowered vessel
  • Operate a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” within 250 feet of a reduced speed or “slow, no wake speed” sign
  • Operate at excessive speed during periods of reduced visibility while:
    • In close proximity to other vessels
    • In narrow, winding channels
    • Near docks or marinas
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