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A boat's primary service can be defined in boating terms as the predominant kind of activity in which it will engage. This can be for recreational, research or any number of commercial purposes.


Boats are typically designed for a specific kind of usage. This can range anywhere from water skiing to international shipping. This is not to say, however, that a particular boat may not be used for multiple reasons.


The kind of usage or service in which a boat will engage, can have implications when it comes to matters of legislation, manufacturing, trade and commerce. State registration and USCG vessel documentation applications will accordingly seek to establish the type of primary usage for both statistical and assessment purposes.


Regardless of how a boat's primary usage is categorized, it must be duly qualified for any type of services in which it will become ultimately employed. Penalties for such violations can be severe and may even result in forfeiture of the boat.

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