No, it does not. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, however, “federally documented vessels principally operated in Maryland will not be numbered in Maryland but must display documented use decals.
Yes, it does. According to the Sarasota County Tax Collector, if a documented vessel is used on Florida waters for longer than 90 days, then, according to Florida boat registration laws, the vessel must also be registered in Florida.
Yes, it does. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, a documented vessel “is required to be registered (not titled) in Illinois if used upon the waters of this State for more than 60 days in any calendar year.”
If a vessel has been USCG documented, it does not need to be registered with any state. Documentation is accepted by all states as evidence of ownership, which negates the need for registration. However, if there are changes in ownership or the vessel is used in interstate commerce, registration may still be necessary to comply with certain laws and regulations.
Some vessels have to be documented and others can be documented. Vessels that measure five net tons or more and are wholly owned by citizens of the United States can be documented. Vessels that are to be used for commercial fishing activities on the navigable waters of the United States or in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) must be documented. USCG documentation is the process of registering a vessel with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Through this process, vessels receive an official Certificate of Documentation, which provides evidence that they meet USCG safety and security standard
Yes, they do. A Coast Guard documented vessel must be registered in the state of Kansas.
According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks: “All vessels powered by motor (gasoline, diesel, or electric), or sail, must be registered and numbered. The State of Kansas does not, however, title watercraft nor does it register or title motors.”
No, it does not. In the state of Hawaii, according to their Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, as part of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, “vessels that are documented with the U.S. Coast Guard cannot be con-currently registered.”