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The bow number and registration decals must be displayed as follows:

  • The bow number must be painted or permanently attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.
  • The bow number must read from left to right on both sides of the vessel.
  • The bow number must be in at least 3"-high, bold, plain, vertical BLOCK characters.
  • The bow number must contrast with the background color of the hull and be legible from a distance of 150 feet.
  • The bow number’s letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen: “UT 2628 BP” or “UT-2628-BP.”
  • No other numbers may be displayed on either side of the bow.
  • The Yearly Registration decals must be displayed 3 inches aft of the bow number on each side of the vessel. Only current decals may be displayed. The Month of Expiration decals must be displayed immediately aft of the Yearly Registration decals.

If your vessel requires registration, it is illegal to operate or allow others to operate your vessel unless it is properly registered and numbered.

  • Registration decal on bow of boat
  • PWC showing registration decal
    PWCs are also required to display the bow number and registration decals.