Requirement to Have Sound-Producing Devices
In periods of reduced visibility or whenever a vessel operator needs to signal his or her intentions or position, a sound producing device is essential. The device must be audible for at least one-half mile.
|Vessel Length||Requirement on Utah Waters|
|Less than 16 ft. long||None required, but a whistle or horn is strongly recommended|
|16 ft. to less than 40 ft. long||Horn, whistle or other efficient sound device capable of 4-6 sec. blast|
|40 ft. to less than 65 ft. long||Horn capable of 4-6 sec. blast and a bell designed to give a clear tone|
On federally controlled waters, vessels less than 16 feet in length must carry a whistle or horn.
No vessel may be equipped with a siren, except vessels used by law enforcement officers.