Utah Boating Safety Course



VESSELS UNDER OARS OR PADDLES

Vessels under oars or paddles should exhibit the same navigation lights as sailing vessels if practical. However, Federal requirements state that un-powered vessels less than 23 feet are only required to have on-hand, one lantern or flashlight shining a white light that must be used between sunset and sunrise in all weather and during restricted visibility.

IMPORTANT! Please note that Utah law does not specify a length for this requirement and that ALL manually propelled (un-powered) vessels operating in Utah, regardless of length, must have on-hand, one lantern or flashlight shining a white light that must be used between sunset and sunrise in all weather and during restricted visibility.

NAVIGATION LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR VESSELS UNDER OARS OR PADDLES AND SAILBOATS

ROW BOATS/RAFTS

 

SAIL BOAT

 

CANOES/KAYAKS

 
 

 

FLASHLIGHTS

A flashlight should always be aboard any vessel at all times. One cannot predict when navigation lights will burn out or when day-trips will last through nightfall — a flashlight helps in preparation for unforeseen situations.

Flashlight

VESSELS AT ANCHOR

Federal requirements state that vessels less than 7 meters (about 23 feet) are required to display an all-round white anchor light when anchored in or near a channel, in an area not designated as an anchorage area, or where other vessels normally navigate. This includes all boatable Commonwealth waters.

IMPORTANT! Please note that in Utah however, ALL vessels are required to display an all-round white anchor light when anchored in or near a channel, in an area not designated as an anchorage area, or where other vessels normally navigate.

NAVIGATION LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR ANCHORED VESSELS