Boat Registration NumberA boat registration number is basically your boat’s license plate. It is important get your boat registered for your state providing you a registration number to show that your boat has been legally registered. It also allows a port and government authorities to identify your vessel while in water. Therefore, your boat lettering or numbers then need to be displayed on your boat, typically on the front third of the boat.
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Boat NameWhy have a boat name? Why? It’s tradition, and it’s luck. Boat naming started over a thousand years ago, when sailors named their vessels after gods, goddesses or saints hoping to bring good fortune to their travels. The wrong name was the difference between good luck and being dead at sea
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Hailing PortThe “hailing port” must include a place and a State, Territory, or possession of in the United States. The state may be abbreviated. Commercial boats are required however, not required for a recreational vessel, this is an acceptable option.
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