Originally Posted by Scott730
In Florida you need up to date registration on both boat and Dinghy renewable every year. Even if you are coast guard documented you still next a current registration sticker on your boat (we really want your tax/fee dollars in Florida) but no registration numbers on the hulls are required.
If its in the water
....its got to have current documents/ fed & state if documented. If its out of the water....no.
Scott....go easy on FL....we have far fewer taxes
than other states, and in reality....we get a pass on most of them. I'm glad I don't live in NY, MA, SC or NC....they really get hosed.
Me...my registration on my 44' Guflstar trawler
is $5.25 a year.
She's passed her 30th birthday...and she has a "bona fide" antique vessel sticker to prove it...and she's documented as well.
If I was in SC....the property tax on her alone would exceed $6000.00.
And you can be boarded on any waterway even your canal behind your house. In the Dinghy you will need safety gear (lift jackets and whistles are a must, in the Keys especially).
And if your boat is on a trailer the game
man can stop you and check you to make sure haven't kept fish
or critters you shouldn't have.