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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 75A: Boating and Water Safety.

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Article 1 - Boating Safety Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-1 75A-1. Declaration of policy.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-2 75A-2. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-3 75A-3. Wildlife Resources Commission to administer Chapter; Boating Safety Committee; funds for administration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-4 75A-4. Identification numbers required.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-5 75A-5. Application for certificate of number; fees; reciprocity; change of ownership; conformity with federal regulations; records; award of certificates; renewal of certificates; transfer of partial interest; destroyed or junked vessels; abandonment; change of address; duplicate certificates; display.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-5.1 75A-5.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-360, s. 14.22(c), effective October 1, 2013.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-5.2 75A-5.2. Vessel agents.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-6 75A-6. Classification; rules.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-6.1 75A-6.1. Navigation rules.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-7 75A-7. Exemption from numbering requirements.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-8 75A-8. Vessel liveries.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-9 75A-9. Muffling devices.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-9.1 75A-9.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2006-185, s. 1, effective January 1, 2007, and applicable to offenses committed on or after January 1, 2007.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-10 75A-10. Operating vessel or manipulating water skis, etc., in reckless manner; operating, etc., while intoxicated, etc.; depositing or discharging litter, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-10.1 75A-10.1. Family purpose doctrine applicable.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-10.2 75A-10.2. Proof of ownership of a vessel.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-10.3 75A-10.3. Death or serious injury by impaired boating; repeat offenses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-11 75A-11. Duty of operator involved in collision, accident, casualty, or other occurrence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-12 75A-12. Furnishing information to agency of United States.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-13 75A-13. Water skis, surfboards, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-13.1 75A-13.1. Skin and scuba divers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-13.2 75A-13.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-447, s. 3.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-13.3 75A-13.3. Personal watercraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-14 75A-14: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-248, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-14.1 75A-14.1. Lake Norman No-Wake Zone.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-14.2 75A-14.2. Temporary waiver of enforcement of no-wake zones.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-15 75A-15. Rules on water safety; adoption of the United States Aids to Navigation System.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-16 75A-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 830, s. 9, effective July 1, 1980.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-16.1 75A-16.1. Boating safety course.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-16.2 75A-16.2. Boating safety education required.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-17 75A-17. Enforcement of Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-18 75A-18. Penalties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-19 75A-19. Operation of vessels by manufacturers, dealers, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Local Water Safety Committees. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-20 through 75A-25 75A-20 through 75A-25. Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1082, s. 3, effective July 5, 1984.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-26 75A-26. Local water safety committees.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Boat Hull Anti-Copying Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-27 through 75A-31 75A-27 through 75A-31: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 191, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Watercraft Titling Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-32 75A-32. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-33 75A-33. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-34 75A-34. Who may apply for certificate of title; authority of employees of Commission.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-35 75A-35. Form and contents of application.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-36 75A-36. Notice by owner of change of address.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-37 75A-37. Certificate of title as evidence; duration; transfer of title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-38 75A-38. Commission's records; fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-39 75A-39. Duplicate certificate of title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-40 75A-40. Certificate to show security interests.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-41 75A-41. Security interests subsequently created.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-42 75A-42. Certificate as notice of security interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-43 75A-43. Security interest may be filed within 30 days after purchase.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-44 75A-44. Priority of security interests shown on certificates.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-45 75A-45. Legal holder of certificate of title subject to security interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-46 75A-46. Release of security interest shown on certificate of title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-47 75A-47. Surrender of certificate required when security interest paid.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-48 75A-48. Levy of execution, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 75A-49 75A-49. Registration prima facie evidence of ownership; rebuttal.[HTML] [RTF]