When a USCG-documented vessel must be registered in a state and what makes a USCG document vessel exempt, boating is two of the most perplexing parts. One reason for the ambiguity is that numerous elements must be considered while making this assessment, including the fact that state waters are involved and whether a section of the law applies (Sections 21 or 20). The sort of vessel you own.
The specific circumstances of each case will always determine whether or not a USCG vessel has to be registered with the State. Even if two boats are otherwise similar, various degrees of state registration may be required. In order to get the most out of the process, owners should be aware of local state legislation and engage with a type-approved surveyor. This essay aims to clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding this issue and provide some examples of when state registration is required for USCG-documented boats.
Read more about the USCG document vessel at Maritime Documentation Center.