15A NCAC 07M .0602     DEFINITIONS

(a)  A boat is a vessel or watercraft of any type or size specifically designed to be self‑propelled, whether by engine, sail, oar, or paddle or other means, which is used to travel from place to place by water.

(b)  A "floating structure" is any structure, not a boat, supported by a means of flotation, designed to be used without a permanent foundation, which is used or intended for human habitation or commerce.  A structure will be considered a floating structure when it is inhabited or used for commercial purposes for more than thirty days in any one location.  A boat may be deemed a floating structure when its means of propulsion has been removed or rendered inoperative and it contains at least 200 square feet of living space area.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑102; 113A‑107; 113A‑108; 113A‑118; 113A‑120(a)(8);


Eff. July 1, 1983.