- Literally a boat or small craft having a motor or engine for power. For the purposes of regulations prescribed by federal statute, every vessel propelled by machinery and not more than 65 feet in length, except tugboats or towboats propelled by steam, including a boat temporarily or permanently equipped with a detachable motor. 46 CFR § 24.10-17.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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