Utah Administrative Code
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R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.
Rule R651-216. Navigation Lights - Note: Figures 1 through 7 mentioned below are on file with the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R651-216-1. Navigation Lights On Motorboats Less Than 40 Feet.
- R651-216-2. Navigation Lights On Motorboats 40 Feet or Greater in Length.
- R651-216-3. Navigation Lights On Sailboats.
- R651-216-4. Navigation Lights On Sailboats Under Motor Power.
- R651-216-5. Navigation Lights On Manually Propelled Vessels.
- R651-216-6. Displaying All Around White Anchor Light On Vessels At Anchor.
- R651-216-7. Visible Range.
- R651-216-8. Use of Non-Navigational Lights.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
Motorboats of less than 40 feet in length shall exhibit the navigation lights shown in either figure 1, 2, or 3.
Motorboats 40 feet in length or greater in length shall exhibit the navigation lights shown in either figure 1 or 2.
Sailboats shall exhibit the navigation lights shown in either figure 4, 5, or 6.
A sailboat under motor power shall exhibit the motorboat navigation light requirements.
A vessel manually propelled may exhibit the navigation lights required for sailboats or have ready at hand a flashlight or lighted lantern showing a white light which shall be displayed in sufficient time to prevent collision (figure 7).
Vessels at anchor shall display an all-round white anchor light unless anchored in a designated mooring area.
TABLE LOCATION CLASS A, CLASS 3 DEGREES 1, or 2 Masthead light 2 miles 3 miles 225 All-round light 2 miles 2 miles 360 Side lights 1 mile 2 miles 112.5 Stern light 2 miles 2 miles 135
Vessels may only display lights as outlined above, except: (a) a spotlight or other non-navigational light may be used intermittently to locate a hazard to navigation, or (b) non-navigational lights may be used during a federal or state permitted marine parade, or (c) a spotlight or other non-navigational light may be used when actively engaged in fishing, bow fishing or scientific research on board vessels that are not in a navigational channel and that are being operated at a wakeless speed.
July 8, 2013
January 7, 2016
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R651, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.