View Full Version : registration on boats?

09-23-2005, 09:31 AM
i heard through the grape vine that if the motor is under 5hp you do not have to register the boat. is this true?

09-23-2005, 09:53 AM
never mine i found the answer,any sail boat over 8 feet and any motor driven vessel regardless of legnth. ;D

09-23-2005, 10:07 AM
In NV I guess you have to register your float tube if you use a trolling motor.

09-26-2005, 11:21 AM
I just registered my kickboat because I have a trolling motor. The DMV website says ANY vessel with a motor (even electric) must be registered. Lakes like Calero and Lexington require it, that's how I found out it needed to be registered.

09-26-2005, 05:54 PM
Is there a certain formula for the boat registration fee? I just know it's cheap but I never understood how they calculate it.

09-26-2005, 08:30 PM
I think it goes by feet in boat length. I have my boat reg. in front of me and it is by length. Also HP of motor. BTW Yes you have to register any motor driven boat. I know I found out the hard way. I had an 8ft inflatable with a 4hp motor and it had never been registered. I got a ticket from F&G. MUST REGISTER ALL BOATS WITH MOTORS!!!!

10-22-2005, 08:32 AM
its only 10 bucks every two years no biggie.