Maritime Rules Part 82
Current version of Part 82
This rule applies to:
- Operators and drivers of commercial jet boats that:
- operate on rivers; and
- carry passengers; and
- are less than nine metres in length; and
- are designed to carry no more that 34 people
Part 82 is intended to limit the likelihood and consequences of serious harm to people on board commercial jet boats operating on rivers. It sets safe design and construction standards for jet boats, sets standards for safety equipment, and establishes safe operating procedures that must be followed by commercial jet boat operators and drivers.
Part 82 also requires drivers to hold a New Zealand Commercial Jet Driver (River) Licence and to meet the competency requirements of the operation in which they drive. MNZ regularly inspects jet boats and safety equipment, and audits operations to ensure continued compliance with Part 82 requirements.
A Commercial Jet Boat Operator Certificate is evidence of continued compliance and must be displayed in a prominent position at the commercial jet boat operation.