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Boat creating a wake

Rhode Island law provides regulations that apply to all vessel operators boating on Rhode Island waters.

  • No one may operate a vessel in any harbor, inlet, pond, or any other confined body of water in Rhode Island at a speed in excess of:
    • 45 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset and...
    • 25 miles per hour from sunset to sunrise or during other periods of restricted visibility such as fog.
  • It is illegal to exceed any posted speed limits. For example, harbors may be marked as “maximum speed 5 miles per hour—no wake” zones.
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