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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Maryland, you must have a Certificate of Vessel Number (registration) and registration decals to operate a vessel legally on Maryland’s public waters. Exceptions to registration are:

  • Vessels without any kind of mechanical propulsion (that is, vessels propelled only by sail or manually)
  • Vessels properly registered in another state
  • Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard
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