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For the purposes of this chapter, unless otherwise apparent from the context, certain words and phrases used in this chapter are defined as follows:
(a) “Aquaplane” shall mean any device used for the transportation of one or more persons upon the surface of the water, which device is pulled or towed by any boat, vehicle, or other motive power by means of a rope, chain, cable, wire, or other flexible connection, including, but not limited to, any plank, surfboard, or water ski.
(b) “Boat” shall mean any undocumented vessel or device, except an aquaplane or water ski, in or upon which vessel or device persons or property may be transported upon, under, or over the surface of the water, including, but not limited to, any boat, raft, barge, canoe, skiff, dinghy, rowboat, sailboat, sailing vessel, yacht, motorboat, motor vessel, float, pontoon, commercial boat, launch, or ship.
(c) “Documented vessel” shall mean any boat, commercial boat, barge, sailing vessel, yacht, motorboat, launch, or ship documented by the United States Coast Guard in accordance with the rules and regulations for the navigation of inland waterways established by the Federal government.
(d) “Marked swimming area” shall mean any beach or water area set aside as a swimming or bathing area, the boundaries of which are marked by buoys painted orange and permanently anchored approximately 100 feet apart or conspicuously posted from the shore by signs.
(e) “Motorboat” shall mean any boat propelled in whole or in part by a motor, engine, or mechanical device of any kind, except oars or sails, including boats temporarily equipped with detachable outboard motors.
(f) “Operate” shall mean the steering of a boat in any manner, or the operation or manipulation of any outboard or inboard engine or motor used to propel such boat, or the operation, use, or manipulation of oars, sails, or other devices used as the propulsion of such boat.
(g) “Person” shall mean any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, estate, trust, or organization of any kind.
(h) “Approved” shall mean approved by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. (§ 2, Ord. 360, as amended by § 1, Ord. 750, eff. March 10, 1976)