Major, Charles Vernon
State Boating Law Administrator
Field Operations Bureau 2, Chief
Central & Western Regions
Natural Resources Police
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
In Illinois, the addition of the electric prop would make it a powered vessel under our definition in the law.
Lt. Curtis D. Lewis #377
Illinois Conservation Police
Boating Law Administrator
This thread started because the company has been stating that registration isn't necessary. How do they know? They asked the California DMV!
If memory serves me correctly I think there are/were a few states that don't require registration for boats with trolling motors under a certain size. But virtually every state would consider this to be motorized.
I think it's a liability for the company to sell these without informing their customers of the legal requirements. I'm just trying to help them…But they are clearly more knowledgeable than I am.
Officer Scott Eveland, #782
Conservation Officer, NGPC Law Enforcement
NOTE NEW NUMBER SEPTEMBER 2019: 402-853-3273
That would definitely have to be registered in the State of Delaware. We register all mechanically powered vessels.