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Register a Boat in Maine
You will need to pass a state-approved boating safety course online or in a classroom setting in order to receive your Maine boater education card (not a Maine boat license). If you want to know more about Maine boat registration fees, read current boating regulations, renew your boat registration online or renew your boat trailer registration, you can find the information in this section.
Register Your Boat
MAINE BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
All boaters, whether new or experienced, are responsible for knowing the boating laws and regulations that govern state waterways. A safe boating education course is a good way to learn the boating laws, regulations and rules of the road. Even if you are an experienced boater, it is always a good idea to take a refresher course so that you are up-to-date on current laws.
IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION
In addition to knowledge about boat operation safety and Maine boat license online requirements, you will have to register your boat. Boat registration fees help fund the maintenance of state waterways and are determined by the length of your boat.
MAINE BOAT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- Boat registrations can be renewed online if your town is part of the program.
- All motorboats of any size, including airmobiles and personal watercraft, must be registered in Maine to be used on the waters of this State.
- Boat registrations are issued for a specific calendar year and are valid through December 31st of the year issued.