BOAT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
BOAT REGISTRATION AND NUMBERING
All powered boatsany boat propelled by the force of an engine. must be registered. Some other boats must be registered as well.
FEDERALLY DOCUMENTED VESSELS
Large recreational boats can be federally registered with the U.S. Coast Guard.
All states allow boats registered in another state to operate on state waters for a period of time. Eventually, owners must transfer boat registration to the state of principal use.