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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:52 am 
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I am buying a Pro Angler 14 and live in NJ. Do I need to register my PA14? I don't understand the wording on the Marine Bureau's Website.

It states that "All power vessels and any vessel longer than 12' must be registered. Vessels are registered by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (609)292-6500."

But the NJ DMV Website states: "MVC issues motorboat and personal watercraft licenses for use on fresh, non-tidal waters or lakes, creeks or rivers not affected by tidal conditions. A boat license and New Jersey boat safety certificate is required to operate a power vessel or personal watercraft - jet ski or waverunner - on non-tidal waters of New Jersey. A boat license is not required for non-powered vessels."

So do I have to register my Kayak? Would I need insurance? If so where can I get it insured.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:10 am 
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Per the New Jersey State Police Boating Safety Manual, registration is not required for non-powered kayaks or canoes.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:57 am 
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I called NJ Motor Vehicle today and I asked them and they advised me that yes I would need to register the Pro Angler. I was shocked.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:01 pm 
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http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/VehicleBoats.htm

Once again, it says right on the NJ MVC website, unpowered canoes and kayaks do not need to be registered.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:27 pm 
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VESSELS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION
Boats registered in another state and not being used in New Jersey for more than 180 days
Boats owned by the United states, a solitary state, a county, or a municipality
Boats registered in another country temporarily plying in New Jersey waters
Racing boats brought into the State for racing or with permit from the New Jersey State Police
A ship's lifeboat
Any boat that is propelled only by oars or paddles, less than 12 feet long
A sailboat without a motor, sailing only on private waters
Surfboards, sailboards, inflatables, canoes and kayaks

http://www.dmv.com/nj/new-jersey/boat-registration


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