Boat registration rates could more than triple in Maryland under a measure sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.
The legislation is aimed at raising money for projects like dredging and maintaining buoys.
DNR’s Director of Boating Services Robert Gaudette told the Salisbury Daily Times…that the rate hike would raise – what he called – critically needed funding.
Under the measure the $24 paid by a boat owner for a two year vessel registration would rise depending on the size of the boat.
The rates would begin next year.
And by 2016 the owner of a boat between 16 and 32 feet long would pay a $125 for the same registration.
The hike would put the cost of boating…ahead of the state of Delaware.