1. He personally does not need any sort of license
to operate the boat in most states that I know of except New Jersey
, which does require a safe boating
certificate. However, I believe his foreign license
will cover him.
2. No insurance
required except by some marinas
, but I have never been asked for it on overnight stays.
3. The boat must be documented or registered somewhere. If it is foreign registry he will need to get a cruising permit
. NY State registration
would require the payment of sales tax to the state. US Coast Guard documentation
is only possible if he is a US citizen. Florida
requires state registration
somewhere, even if you are US Coast Guard documented. Most states will grant you 60-90 days in their waters as long as the boat is documented or registered someplace else.
4. Yes, the ICW
height limit from Norfolk to Miami
is officially 65 feet north of Miami
, where it is 56 feet, but I would be very careful at all bridges if your mast
is over 62 feet.