There are so many posts about registering a jon boat but everything said is not 100% for sure so who can tell me, in NJ, do I need to register a jon boat that is 11.5' and will have a 5 hp motor or electric trolling motor. It will be used on lakes and the upper Delware.
Finstriper nice to meet you. I am a new member and my first post on this site. I have been boating & fishing for many years from Maine to Florida You have to register any boat under power by electric or gas motor that applies in NJ & PA. and as most states. That is mainly USCG Regulations. each state Varies in requirements.
Welcome to the both of you. You are correct, if it has ANY kind of motor it must be registered. I am not sure about NJ but all motors need to be registered here in Rhode Island. Even electric trolling motors.