boat name registry

Maintains a List of Vessel Names, Home Ports, Vital Statistics, and Ownership Records.

Through our boat name registry, boat owners can create a personalized boat name and home port combination. After the owner records this important information in our online registry, they’ll know they’ve taken positive action to protect their boat name in their home port.

In addition, members receive two safety- and security-related benefits. Besides the boat’s name and home port, we’ll record each vessel’s make, dimensions, hull ID number, and state registration number. We’ll also keep your general boat insurance information on file. If damage or theft occurs, this information will be essential for filing an insurance claim.

In an on-the-water emergency, you can quickly retrieve the boat’s essential details from the BNR database. With this information in hand, you’ll save valuable time when contacting marine rescue, a towing company, or the United States Coast Guard. By remaining prepared, a stressful situation can become less dangerous.

As boat owners ourselves

We’ve Got a Sense of What Matters to Our Fellow Boaters.

We know the importance of boat names for identity, safety, and security on the water. And we’re happy to provide services that meet those needs. In fact, our family has been involved in boating, and in the marine industry, for three generations. We’ve built boats, and have owned and operated marinas.

And, we’ve also got lots of on-the-water experience. On the sailing front, we’ve raced yachts in Newport, and enjoyed the thrills and challenges of blue water sailing. We’re also avid powerboaters, having done our share of sport and tournament fishing.

Collectively, our boat-related background makes us understand the importance of boat names and the key role Boat Name Registry plays in our boating community.


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Safe and Secure

Your Boat Information is Securely Protected by
The National Registry


(Or someone else may claim it!)