Originally Posted by denverd0n
If the boat has never been registered in any other state, you are supposed to register it immediately with Florida. Otherwise you have 30 days. Even if it has not been registered elsewhere, I have never heard of anyone being ticketed for not getting it done "immediately."
Details here: https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicle...itles/vessels/
Years ago I moved my previous boat to Florida. I assumed since it was Documented that it did not need to be State Registered (that was the law at the time in Texas
, since changed, where it came from), but one day the marine
patrol dropped by (don't recall
exactly what agency) and asked whether the boat was registered. We had a courteous conversation about it and since it was clear I wasn't just trying to skirt the law...he told me just to get it registered soon, which I did.
YMMV, that was a long time ago and I didnt draw some Barney Fife eager to exercise his authority.