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Dear PaNNTOA Members,

Welcome to the new PaNNTOA website. We believe you will find it easier to use, far more comprehensive in capability and provide you with new tools and accessories similar to what you find on other popular websites. Please surf around and give us your feedback.


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Does your out-of-state Tug need an AIS Prevention Permit?

A few Tuggers operating in The Puget Sound and Salish Sea May need to obtain AIS Prevention permits.

New for 2018 – Washington State Aquatic Invasive Species Permit for Out-of-State Boaters–Who Needs the AIS Prevention Permit?

Operators of recreational vessels not registered in Washington, seaplane operators, and commercial transporters of watercraft are required to purchase an AIS Prevention Permit. Operators should carry the permit on the vessel at all times. Permits can be obtained online or at any Fish and Wildlife license dealer. Online purchased permits are mailed, and you can print a temporary permit which is good for 10 days. Permits are valid for one year from date of activation.

The following are exempt from the required permit:

•Operators of most out-of-state watercraft and floatplanes, as well as commercial transporters of watercraft, are now required to purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Permit from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). The $24 permit ($20 permit + $4 fee) can be purchased online or at any WDFW license sales location throughout the state. Watercraft registered in the State of Washington automatically pay an annual fee as part of their registration and therefore do not need to separately purchase a permit; a valid Washington State registration sticker is proof of payment.

•Vessels registered in Washington (recreational vessels with a valid WA State registration);
•Small watercraft (from Washington or out-of-state) that do not require state or country registration such as canoes and kayaks;
•Watercraft registered as “tenders” to larger boats;
•Vessels registered in Idaho or Oregon, when being used in shared state waters (private recreational unless otherwise registered);
•S. and foreign commercial vessels (with valid commercial marine documentation as a vessel of the U.S. or a foreign country);
•Private and commercial vessels being transported overland by a commercial transporter (a permit is required by the commercial transporter only);
•Military vessels owned by the U.S. government; and
•Vessels owned by any federal, tribal, state, or local government agency or other public entities, and used primarily for governmental purposes.

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Welcome New Members

Home Port: Anacortes, WA   Boat Name: Airship   Hull #: 42-076

Laura Domela

Home Port: La Conner, WA   Boat Name: Triple Crown  Hull #: 32-174

Chuck Hansen

Home Port: Seattle, WA   Boat Name: Safe Harbour   Hull #: 37-15

Sam Landsman

Home Port: Prosser, WA   Boat Name: Seaforth   Hull #: 26-086

Kevin Corliss
Steve Countryman

Home Port: Ladner, BC    Boat Name: Twilight Time   Hull #: 32-261

Gary Jones

Home Port: Juneau, AK   Boat Name: Tug Boat Annie

Jim Orr

Home Port: Oak Harbor, WA   Boat Name: Anita Marie

Fred Young

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PaNNTOA Board Members for 2017-2018

  • Commodore - Greg Kleven
  • Vice Commodore - Colin Coe
  • Rear Commodore/Treasurer - Steve Pellegrin
  • Membership Director - Position Open
  • Rendezvous Director - Sam Stone
  • Director of IT and Web Services - Bill Robertson
  • Communications Director - Sam Stone

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