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Recreational vessels in U.S. states 2021

Number of registered recreational boats in the United States in 2021, by state

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Release date

June 2022


United States

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*Minnesota excludes non-motorized boats 10 feet or less in length, duckboats during duckhunting season, riceboats during harvest season, and seaplanes.
Michigan excludes manually propelled boats 16 feet or less in length, and privately-owned non-motorized rafts, canoes, and kayaks.
Iowa excludes inflatables under 7 feet in length and canoes/kayaks under 13 feet in length.
Pennsylvania registers non-powered craft using lakes or access areas owned by the State Fish & Boat Commission.
Washington excludes motorboats < 16 feet with motors 10 horsepower or less used solely on exclusive state waters.
New Jersey excludes non-motorized boats less than 12 feet in length and canoes, kayaks, racing shells and rowing sculls.

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