boat name guidelines

Thinking of buying a boat? Make sure you’ve got a name picked out!

To help with identification, powered vessels over 4 metres and non-powered vessels over 6 metres are required to be clearly marked with a name or number. 

The mark needs to include a minimum of two letters or numbers which are not a vessel’s brand, make or model.

The name and/or number must be of a contrasting colour that is legible from a distance of 50 metres or compliant with a national sporting body standard.

Smaller vessels are encouraged to have some kind of identifier on their boat to help with determining ownership or knowing who we may be looking for in event of an emergency.