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Coast Guard Documentation Boards

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Key Features:

  • All boards measure 24" x 4.5" and meet the U.S. Coast Guard requirements
  • Fabricated from King ColorCore Marine Grade Plastic Sheet
  • Digits measure 3" tall - legal size for Coast Guard documented vessels
  • Cut on CNC router with 45 degree drill bit for stylish look
This is the National Form of Registration for your boat. It's the "official number" awarded to each documented boat that stays with the boat forever. It does not change as the boat is resold over the years from one owner to the net. Vessels that measure at least five net tons are required to have a Documentation Number. One thing to understand is that "five net tons" does not refer to the weight of the vessel, it is associated with the vessel's volume. In simple terms, vessels that are more than 25 feet in length will measure five net tons or more.
Any vessel at least 5 net tons (roughly 25'+) wholly owned by a US Citizen used in fishing activities on navigable waters of the US or in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
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Great product! Thanks
January 30, 2019
1 month ago
TOP notch service
Fast and reliable -Second order - Very satisfied customer ;-)
January 7, 2019
2 months ago
Awesome product and quick too!
Just as pictured. Fast shipping
November 23, 2018
3 months ago
First class! When I need another I’ll be ordering from Boat Outfitters!Shipped right out, great quality Keep up the great work
November 13, 2018
3 months ago
Good price, quality workmanship and shipped fast. Recommend this to anyone who doesn't want a wood board.
October 16, 2018
Very well made
September 20, 2018
5 months ago
High Quality Great Quality
Looks amazing high quality and well worth the money.
August 30, 2018
6 months ago
USCG Documentation Board
Excellent workmanship throughout. Extremely satisfied at the level of finish, design, and how it appears on my vessel. Well done, and thank you!
August 28, 2018
6 months ago
Got me legal quick
Perfect, fast delivery
August 7, 2018
7 months ago
Looks great!
Great craftsmanship!
July 30, 2018
7 months ago
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This seven letters only but mine is 10 for example AL 1234 MS and the the reg sticker, will it fit?
Kevin on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Kevin, the board are designed to be used for coast guard documentation numbers. We should be able to do a custom one if you would like your state issued registration number, you would just need to give us a call to get a quote on doing that as a custom order.

Thank you Kevin!
Hello, where is the most common location for the USCG placard?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Great Question,

According to the United States Coast Guard, The placards are supposed to be placed in an area that they are permanently affixed so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious and cause some scarring or damage to the surrounding hull area.

I have included a link below for other information that may be useful for placement and usage of the placard. .

My 36' Grand Banks was previously registered by USGC but is purely a pleasure craft. No commercial or fishing. does it need to be USCG registered?
Henry V on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Henry, this is a great question, although I do not believe that we are the best resource to answer for you. In our research it would appear that you do not need to document your vessel based off your intended uses, but I would certainly encourage you to contact the USCG for confirmation on this. You can reach the USCG at 1-800-535-8570. Thank you!
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