So as my family and i were out fishing last weekend, we were inspected by the Troopers. Everything checked out fine, except that my boat doesn't have the right sticker. I believe that it is given by DMV kind of like a registration for a car. But i am also under the impression that if your vessel's name is on the bow and stern, and registered with the USCG, then you don't need the sticker.
For future reference, when AST approaches your vessel without the intention to board, keep them away. They struck my boat TWICE in fairly calm waters. I was more than a little pissed. Good thing the beer hadn't came out yet.