I BOAT NJ
On July 1, 2002 the New
Jersey State FY 2003 Budget was approved, and included a boater
registration fee increase. The Senate Budget and Appropriations
Committee approved the fee increase outlined in Assembly Bill No.
2506 as part of an omnibus budget package.
Fees for the initial numbering
of all vessels and for each renewal certificate issued thereto,
were adjusted as follows:
- All vessels less than 16 ft. $12 per year;
- 16 ft. or more but less than 26 ft. $28 per year;
- 26 ft. or more but less than 40 ft. $52 per year;
- 40 ft. or more but less than 65 ft. $80 per year;
- 65 ft. or more $250 per year.
Pursuant to Section 12
of P.L. 1962, c. 73 (C. 12:7-34.47) these revenue derived from the
fee increase were directed into the Maritime Industry Fund I BOAT
NJ line item, managed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation/Office of Maritime Resources (NJDOT/OMR). Throughout New Jersey's
130 miles of coastline, 1,792 miles of shoreline, and plentiful
inland waterways, lakes, and bays, there are numerous opportunities
suitable for enhancement with Maritime Industry Funds. These opportunities
can be translated into projects ideal in purpose and objective to
fulfill the goal of the dedication of boater registration fees.
The I BOAT NJ Program Mission Statement
The I BOAT NJ Program provides grant funds to selected eligible applicants to promote, improve and enhance the marine industry in the State of New Jersey for the benefit of the general boating public.