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Your Rhode Island boat registration dollars are important in helping to sustain natural resources that promote safe and responsible use of our nation’s waterways. Make sure you have your boat registration paperwork stored in a safe place on board, and know all of the RI boating regulations before you leave the dock for the first time.
Every state has its own set of boating laws, so it is always a good idea to complete a boating education class to help build your water safety and boating skills. Rhode Island boating laws require a boater safety education certificate for boaters under a certain age, so be sure to check the state age requirement.
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 in Rhode Island; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management site.
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