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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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New York registration decal

The registration number and validation stickers must be displayed as follows.

  • Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the bow.
  • Number must read from left to right on both sides of the bow.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high BLOCK letters.
  • Number’s color must contrast with its background.
  • Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen that is the width of a letter: NY 3717 ZW or NY-3717-ZW.
  • No other numbers may displayed on either side of the bow.
  • Stickers must be displayed on both sides of the bow, placed in line with and three inches to the stern of the registration number.
New York PWC validation decal
PWCs also are required to display the certificate’s number and validation stickers.