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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2024

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 3.5. Vehicles, Vessels, and Aircraft *

Article 1. Definitions

Section 6273

6273. "Vessel." "Vessel" means any boat, ship, barge, craft, or floating thing designed for navigation in the water except:

(a) A seaplane,

(b) A watercraft specifically designed to operate on a permanently fixed course, the movement of which is restricted to or guided on such permanently fixed course by means of a mechanical device on a fixed track or arm to which the watercraft is attached or by which the watercraft is controlled, or by means of a mechanical device attached to the watercraft itself,

(c) A watercraft of a type designed to be propelled solely by oars or paddles,

(d) A watercraft of eight feet or less in length of a type designed to be propelled by sail.

A motor or other component of a vessel, whether or not detachable, shall be deemed to be part of the vessel when sold therewith.

History—Stats. 1971, p. 3526, operative January 1, 1972, completely revised (b).

* Chapter 3.5 was added by Stats. 1965, p. 5443, operative August 1, 1965.