About the Study Guide

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

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To register your vessel, you must bring a completed Boat Registration/Title Application (Form MV-82B), the appropriate registration fee, proof of ownership, proof of payment of sales tax, and a bill of sale to any DMV District Office or any participating County Clerk Motor Vehicle office. The application is available from DMV offices or online on the DMV website.

After registering, the DMV issues a Certificate of Registration and two validation stickers for your vessel.

New York State Boat Registration Card
The original Certificate of Registration (registration card) must be on board and available for inspection by a law enforcement officer whenever the vessel is operated.