Originally Posted by bgallinger
It is my understanding that state (e.g. Florida
or Georgia) registration is not much value.
My experience, and what I've heard from others, is that most of the countries in the Caribbean are quite familiar with--and accepting of--U.S. state registration papers.
I suppose that if you're sailing in the Med, or the Indian Ocean
, things might be different. Were I planning a sail around the world, or even just across the Atlantic, I would probably get my boat USCG documented. Were I just planning to sail the Caribbean, though, I would take my state documentation and not worry about it.