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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Wisconsin, you must have a Wisconsin Certificate of Number (registration) and expiration decals to operate a recreational vessel legally. Exceptions to the requirement to register a recreational vessel include:

  • Sailboats 12 feet in length or less and not equipped with a motor and sailboards
  • Manually propelled vessels not equipped with a motor or sail
  • Vessels properly registered in another state and using Wisconsin waters for less than 60 consecutive days
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