Marking the boat
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Successful registration results in a Certificate of Number, physical boat numbers and a decal.

Boat numbers must:

  • Be affixed on both sides of the bow;
  • Be block letters, three inches high and contrasting with the color of your boat;
  • Letters and numbers must be separated by a space or a hyphen.

For example: DE 1234 BX or DE-1234-BX. This is a federal and state requirement.


Lack of the correct documentation may result in delays and fines.
Make sure all vessels are properly marked and documented.
It's important to keep your papers with the boat !
Be particularly aware when transferring ownership of your vessel.

We wish you fair winds and the following seas!