Definition of 24) “Operate


24) “Operate means to be in charge of or in command of or in actual physical control of a vessel upon the waters of this state, or to exercise control over or to have responsibility for a vessel’s navigation or safety while the vessel is underway upon the waters of this state, or to control or steer a vessel being towed by another vessel upon the waters of the state; provided, however, that this definition shall not apply to a person on a vessel that is docked or otherwise made fast to the shore and shall not apply to a vessel owner or operator who designates a driver pursuant to s. 327.35.