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Fraud Alert: Vessel Documentation Scam!

If you receive a letter from U.S. VESSEL DOCUMENTATION in California telling you that your USCG Document is about to expire - DO NOT REPLY! Actual vessel documentation is handled by the U.S. Coast Guard in Virginia. We have heard from several boaters that they received a very official-looking notification,... Continue reading
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Please Act to Prevent Ethanol Fuel from Ruining Your Boat’s Engine(s)!

The EPA has just announced its plans to further increase the country’s ethanol mandates, surpassing the current record high levels finalized less than one year ago. By next year, the EPA is requiring the American public to consume 700 million more gallons of renewable fuel, whether they want to or... Continue reading
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2016 Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits are Now Available On Line

Many boaters may not be aware that all recreational/non-commercial fishermen ages 16 to 59 must purchase a ($10) permit from the State. Fishermen aged 60 and older must also obtain a MA permit, but it is free. The permit is required in order to fish for finfish from shore or... Continue reading

Massachusetts Boaters! Please Act Today to Prevent MA from Digging Deeper Into Your Boating Budget to Balance Theirs!

Each State legislative session, some legislator is convinced to file a bill trying to change the boat excise tax system, in ways which actually reduce revenues for the Commonwealth by discouraging boaters from coming here, staying here or even storing and repairing their boats here. Who wants this bill?  A small subset of the Massachusetts... Continue reading