I just purchased a 14' raft for drift fishing and am headed down to the County Auditor tomorrow to title and license the new raft trailer. This is in Washington State, by the way. While it is not required to apply for a boat title and registration for a non-motorized raft, are any of you aware of any advantages to paying the fee to obtain a title for the raft? It was a pretty significant investment and the thought of a title somehow makes me feel more secure for the proof of ownership. What do you think? Here is the Washington boat regulation: Boat Title, Registration, and Renewal To navigate, operate, employ, or moor your vessel in Washington, you must have a Washington title, registration card, and registration decals, except: If your vessel is a canoe, kayak, or a vessel not propelled by a motor or sail. If your vessel is less than 16 feet in length and has a motor of 10 horsepower or less and is used on non-federal waters only. If your vessel is properly registered by a resident of another state or country who uses Washington waters for 60 days or fewer.