Do boats have to get a smog check?

Are boats required to get smog checks on their engines. Im pretty sure they dont but I just want to be sure.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You are correct, they don't have an emissions check, however, the manufacturers have to meet new discharge and environmental standards. This is particularly true of outboard motors. Good Luck!

  • 4 years ago

    somebody keeps telling my friend u need a smog test to sell a boat that dont even run is that true

  • 1 decade ago

    No, but new motors do have to meet EPA standards. Here is a link to Mercurys' blurb on EPA and CARB. Interesting stuff!

    Source(s): Me. Mercury master technician
  • 1 decade ago

    no they are not required to

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  • 1 decade ago

    not yet at least

    NOTE: jims...no link in your answer. Mind appending for us? Thanks!

    Source(s): 20+ yrs of boating...
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