Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest




See our Weekly notices page from the U.S.C.G. 13th District.
Notices obtained via e-mail subscription 
through the USCG Navigation Center.



Everyone crossing into Canada must have required documents including children. Passport, NEXUS, I-68 permit, Military I.D., or EDL's  are expectable.



Washington State law requires the operator of a recreational vessel involved in an accident to file a Washington Boat Accident Report.
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Renew your tabs on-line for your boat registration if you are a registered owner & currently registered in Wash. State. Renewals each July. 



State law requires boat operators 12yrs old & up to carry Boater Education card when operating motorboats w/15hp+. If born before 1955, card not needed.
U.S. Coast Guard issues final rule on
vessel documentation renewal fees

August, 2014. The Coast Guard is 
amending its regulations to separately 
list an annual fee for renewals of 
endorsements upon the Certificate 
of Documentation.  

This final rule separately lists a fee of $26 to cover the current costs of the vessel documentation services provided by the Coast Guard. It will increase the annual Certificate of Documentation fee collections so that they more accurately reflect the actual costs to the Coast Guard of providing the documentation services. See USCG press release.






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The Washington State Parks has the largest state-managed mooring system in the U.S. You may save money by purchasing the annual permit.


  • Call 911 only in a life threatening situation or imminent danger
  • USCG on Marine Radio:                       VHF CH. 16 / 22a
  • Find info for towing, salvage, missing vessels & more
EMERGENCY  INFORMATION
Wash St Boater
Education Card
Wash St Boat
Accident Report
Notice To Mariners
USCG | 13th District
U.S. / Canadian
Customs Information
Wash St Parks
Moorage Permits
Wash St Boat
Registration Online
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Boats Afloat Show - South Lake Union
September 10th - 14th, 2014

From sport boats to sailboats, trawlers
 to mega yachts, the Boats Afloat Show
 is the best place to find the boat of your
 dreams. Whether you're an experienced
 sailor or just getting your feet wet, climb
 aboard, kick some anchors and check
 out all the variety that the Lake Union
 Show has to offer. 

Purchase tickets online and receive a 1 year BoatU.S. membership PLUS 1 free appetizer or $20 off dinner at Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse. 

For more information visit boatsafloatshow.com.