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Am I required to document my boat with the US Coast Guard?
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All boats five (5) net tons or more, meeting the criteria of a commercial boat as defined by the US Coast Guard, must be federally documented. However, pleasure yachts five (5) net tons or more are not required to be federally documented; it is at the option of the owner(s).

 
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