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Small Boat Program

Length of Vessel By Class

Small Boat Categories
Small Boat CategoryDefinition
Class A less than 16 feet length overall
Class I 16 to less than 26 feet length overall
Class II 26 to less than 40 feet length overall
Class III 40 to 65 feet length overall
Small Research Vessel (SRV) greater than 65 feet length overall but less than 300 gross tons

You are here: https://www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/small-boat-program/resources/length-vessel-class
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