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Boating provides adventure, educational experiences and a form of stress-relief. What’s not to love about spending the day on a boat? Once you have purchased a boat, you will need to apply for your boat registration, pay boat registration fees and learn the Massachusetts boat laws. Boat registration fees help to fund marinas, lake clean-up efforts, conservation education and more.
Learn about the state-specific rules for speed limit, safety equipment, minimum age restrictions, trailer set up and navigation. Every boater is responsible for following the current boating regulations to ensure the safety of everyone who uses state waterways.
Your boat registration serves as documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of a vessel. There are registration fees that you will need to pay when you register your boat; however, these fees are used by the state of Massachusetts to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
Massachusetts has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Massachusetts website of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
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