Coast Guard Documentation Boards
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- 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)
Questions / Answers
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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?
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!