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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A new way to permanently attach your number board
I installed the number board in the cubby of my world cat but here’s the kicker I use the new type of glue a rubberized cement that they sold me and permanently glued it to the fiberglass.
January 9, 2020
1 month ago
Better than expected
The board was delivered very quickly and was of much better quality than expected. I was little nervous it would be to big for my 40' center console - but it was perfect!
December 26, 2019
1 month ago
Was great but too big to find space on the engine room
December 25, 2019
2 months ago
Excellent product!
Excellent product! Looks like it was made by manufacturer.
December 13, 2019
2 months ago
Well built, good looking and fairly priced. 5 Stars!
Title says it all
October 28, 2019
3 months ago
Nicely Made Coast Guard Number Plate
well made, fit perfectly on my engine room bulkhead with screws (nicely countersinked) and 5200
Nicely made plate, screwed and 5200 in engine room.
Nicely made plate, screwed and 5200 in engine room.
October 25, 2019
3 months ago
Looks great and durable. Would definitely recommend.
October 9, 2019
4 months ago
Better than expected...
This is a real nice piece of work: solid and very high quality, nicer than I expected.
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September 26, 2019
documentation boards
They worked out great-good quality, quick shipping and reasonable cost.
September 4, 2019
5 months ago
Solid construction
September 3, 2019
5 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. .

How do I get a Coastguard number ?
Steve M on Jun 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Check the uscg website. They have the information to determine if your boat displaces at least 5 tons. Usually your vessel should be about 27 feet not including a newsprint or swin swim platform
Does anyone have some good photos of these doc boards installed?
SARAH H on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I just posted mine. Should be up soon.
What is this material is this plastic Fiberglas or what ?
Gary S on Jul 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hey Gary, great question. This is made from King Starboard. This specific variation is called King ColorCore. King ColorCore is a solid starboard sandwich of two different colors. When machined the second color becomes visible. 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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