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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed New Hampshire Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate.

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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In New Hampshire, you must have a Certificate of Registration and validation decals to operate a vessel on public waters. This includes motorboats of any size, and sailboats or sailboards 12 feet in length or longer. The only exceptions are:

  • Sailboats and sailboards under 12 feet in length
  • Other small, non-motorized vessels, such as canoes and kayaks
  • Vessels registered in other states using New Hampshire waters for 30 or fewer consecutive days
  • Vessels owned or operated by the U.S. government