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All motorboats of whatever classification shall be considered dangerous instrumentalities in this city and any operator of these boats shall, during any utilization of the boats, exercise the highest degree of care in order to prevent injuries to others. Liability for negligent operation of a motorboat shall be confined to the person in whose immediate charge or operation the boat is, and not the owner of the boat unless he is the operator or present in the boat, when any injury or damage is occasioned by the negligent operation of the vessel, whether the negligence consists of a violation of the provisions of state law, or neglecting to observe the care and operation the rules of the common law require.
('58 Code, § 6A.03) (Ord. 722, passed 10-27-59)
State boat regulations, see Fla. Stat. §§ 371.011 et seq.