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A boat's length overall dictates the equipment the boat must carry to comply with federal and state laws. Length overall is measured from the tip of the bow in a straight line to the stern. Bow sprits; rudders; outboard motors and motor brackets; handles; and other fittings, attachments, and extensions are not included in the measurement.

Measuring outboard and inboard  length