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Know the Correct Boat Name Placement for Your Vessel

Vessel Placards 05/18/24

One of the great thrills of buying a new boat for yourself, besides getting the opportunity to take it on trips out into the open water, is that you get the chance to name your boat as you would like. Naming a boat is a very personal thing, and you want to choose a name…

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The Required Marine Placards You Should Know About

Vessel Placards 05/15/24

If you own a boat that is a pleasure vessel or for commercial purposes, there are many regulations you must know. Those rules include the displaying of specific information regarding your boat. They may also warn about maritime laws you have to follow under the U.S. Coast Guard. Failure to display this information can lead…

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Understanding Coast Guard Placard Requirements

Vessel Placards 05/08/24

Whether you own a commercial sailing vessel or a recreational vessel, there are laws and regulations that you need to follow so that your ship is in compliance with federal regulations. Many of the regulations set for by the U.S. Coast Guard involve clearly marking and documenting certain information about your boat and the laws…

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What Is USCG Documentation Number Placard?

Vessel Placards 05/03/24

USCG documentation number placard is a plaque that you should attach to your documented ship. This documentation number works like your Social Security number. Once your vessel has the said number, it will stay with the boat from owner to owner, unless you decide not to renew it and register it at the state level….

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Coast Guard Placard Requirements for Your Vessel

Vessel Placards 05/03/24

If you are planning to buy a large vessel, either for recreational or commercial purposes, or if your boat is of a certain size, you may be required to document your vessel with the U.S. Coast Guard. While commercial vessels are required to get documentation, only recreational vessels of a certain size need to be…

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Proper Boat Number Regulations and Displaying Your Boat Number

Vessel Placards 12/20/22

Boat ownership is more popular than ever, and more people each day are investing in pleasure boats, yachts, and large vessels so that they can get out on the water and enjoy the day or days they get to spend there. If you are purchasing a boat for the first time, it can be a…

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Follow the Coast Guard Boat Requirements

Vessel Placards 10/18/17

When you own a commercial or recreational vessel today, there are rules and regulations you need to follow so you can be sure your boat is on the water legally and safely. Each vessel is required to meet the safety specifications set forth by the United States Coast Guard so that the passengers and crew…

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Read the MARPOL Placard PDF to Learn about Compliance

Vessel Placards 07/05/17

As a boat owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your vessel is operated safely and is always in compliance with U.S. federal guidelines and international marine laws, if applicable. These guidelines cover some areas, including things like the proper discharge of garbage and waste materials from your vessel. Ocean and seas pollution…

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Don’t Forget the Proper Vessel Placards for Your Boat

Vessel Placards 06/12/17

It is getting to be that time of year again where people all over have thoughts about warmer weather and what they are going to do during the summer months. You look forward with great anticipation of getting your boat out into the water and enjoying all that the experience has to offer with your…

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