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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Exactly as expected and professionally done. Arrived ahead of scheduled delivery
April 18, 2018
3 weeks ago
Great product as expected
Good quality easy to install
April 11, 2018
4 weeks ago
Came out great
April 11, 2018
1 month ago
Perfect for meeting CG requirements
Not only is this an easy way to meet the CG requirement of posting inside the boat, it looks good if you want to display in full view
April 5, 2018
1 month ago
Documentation Board - Looks Great
It looks great! Just as pictured. Wish the price was lower and shipped quicker. Thanks.
March 30, 2018
1 month ago
Nicely done
March 30, 2018
1 month ago
March 30, 2018
1 month ago
A one time cost you will not regret. A great look and very well done.
March 15, 2018
1 month ago
Excellent quality,I love the 2 colors.Stands out nice!
March 7, 2018
2 months ago
Quality Product
Boat outfitters makes a great coast guard documentation board. The price for the prodict is good, the quality is excellent, and the response time is excellent
Excellent Prodict
Was able to mount very easily in bilge area
Also used this prodict and Company for my other boat.  Very durable
February 27, 2018
2 months ago
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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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