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Coast Guard Documentation Boards

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13770-80011
$72.08
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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 described
I needed a plate with my document number to comply with USCG regulations, this sign is thick and heavy, the numbers are 3" tall as required and engraved in the plate so I have no doubts it will last for the life of the boat and then some, even if submerged.
June 8, 2019
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1 month ago
Great fast service especially being a custom item!
June 5, 2019
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1 month ago
Love it!
Solid and great looking. Gives a professional look to a required posting of your documentation number!
May 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Great value
Exactly as described and got it in a couple of days.
April 17, 2019
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2 months ago
Best Coast Guard Reg. Number Plate
Very well made, very sturdy and up to regulation. The very best way to document your vessel and comply with Coast Guard Regulations.
April 15, 2019
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2 months ago
Excellent product and very well made
April 5, 2019
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3 months ago
My Documentation Board
"Far better than expected" are the words that best describe the Boat Outfitter Documentation Board. I am impressed by the high quality of the materials, the execution and the appearance. I particularly like the fact that the board is NOT made of teak as it would have been rather difficult for a teak board to have matched the existing teak interior. I could not be more pleased! Delivery time was as promised and I was kept informed of the production and delivery process throughout. Thank you!
April 1, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Well made and fast delivery. Highly recommended.
March 29, 2019
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3 months ago
Excellent Material
Great quality and solid made. Recommend 100%
March 13, 2019
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3 months ago
Excellent USCG Documentation Board.
Excellent product and was exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase, highly recommend.
March 12, 2019
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3 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: These boards are designed for Coast Guard documentation of registered vessels. These boards are not meant for state registration numbers that we required to be displayed on the bow of recreational vessels. Thank you!
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.

https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Prevention-Policy-CG-5P/Inspections-Compliance-CG-5PC-/National-Vessel-Documentation-Center/National-Vessel-Documentation-Center-FAQ/ .

Thanks.
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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