North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 75A - Boating and Water Safety.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
Boating Safety Act.
§ 75A-1. Declaration of policy.
§ 75A-2. Definitions.
§ 75A-3. Wildlife Resources Commission to administer Chapter; Boating Safety Committee; funds for administration.
§ 75A-4. Identification numbers required.
§ 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.
§ 75A-5.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-360, s. 14.22(c), effective October 1, 2013.
§ 75A-5.2. Vessel agents.
§ 75A-6. Classification; rules.
§ 75A-6.1. Navigation rules.
§ 75A-7. Exemption from numbering requirements.
§ 75A-8. Vessel liveries.
§ 75A-9. Muffling devices.
§ 75A-9.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2006-185, s. 1, effective January 1, 2007, and applicable to offenses committed on or after January 1, 2007.
§ 75A-10. Operating vessel or manipulating water skis, etc., in reckless manner; operating, etc., while intoxicated, etc.; depositing or discharging litter, etc.
§ 75A-10.1. Family purpose doctrine applicable.
§ 75A-10.2. Proof of ownership of a vessel.
§ 75A-10.3. Death or serious injury by impaired boating; repeat offenses.
§ 75A-11. Duty of operator involved in collision, accident, casualty, or other occurrence.
§ 75A-12. Furnishing information to agency of United States.
§ 75A-13. Water skis, surfboards, etc.
§ 75A-13.1. Skin and scuba divers.
§ 75A-13.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-447, s. 3.
§ 75A-13.3. Personal watercraft.
§ 75A-14: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-248, s. 4.
§ 75A-14.1. Lake Norman No-Wake Zone.
§ 75A-14.2. Temporary waiver of enforcement of no-wake zones.
§ 75A-15. Rules on water safety; adoption of the United States Aids to Navigation System.
§ 75A-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 830, s. 9, effective July 1, 1980.
§ 75A-16.1. Boating safety course.
§ 75A-16.2. Boating safety education required.
§ 75A-17. Enforcement of Chapter.
§ 75A-18. Penalties.
§ 75A-19. Operation of vessels by manufacturers, dealers, etc.
Local Water Safety Committees.
§§ 75A-20 through 75A-25. Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1082, s. 3, effective July 5, 1984.
§ 75A-26. Local water safety committees.
Boat Hull Anti-Copying Act.
§ 75A-27 through 75A-31: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 191, s. 1.
Watercraft Titling Act.
§ 75A-32. Short title.
§ 75A-33. Definitions.
§ 75A-34. Who may apply for certificate of title; authority of employees of Commission.
§ 75A-35. Form and contents of application.
§ 75A-36. Notice by owner of change of address.
§ 75A-37. Certificate of title as evidence; duration; transfer of title.
§ 75A-38. Commission's records; fees.
§ 75A-39. Duplicate certificate of title.
§ 75A-40. Certificate to show security interests.
§ 75A-41. Security interests subsequently created.
§ 75A-42. Certificate as notice of security interest.
§ 75A-43. Security interest may be filed within 30 days after purchase.
§ 75A-44. Priority of security interests shown on certificates.
§ 75A-45. Legal holder of certificate of title subject to security interest.
§ 75A-46. Release of security interest shown on certificate of title.
§ 75A-47. Surrender of certificate required when security interest paid.
§ 75A-48. Levy of execution, etc.
§ 75A-49. Registration prima facie evidence of ownership; rebuttal.