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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Louisiana, you must have a Certificate of Number (registration) and validation decals to operate a motorboat or sailboat legally on public waters. The only exceptions are:

  • A sailboat 12 feet or less in length
  • A sailboard
  • A motorboat/sailboat documented with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), unless it is a recreational-use vessel
  • A motorboat/sailboat with valid registration in another state or country and on the waters of Louisiana for 90 or fewer consecutive days
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