You will need no license
that Iím aware of, I would register the boat
with the USCG if itís not already done, and you may have to buy a State registration
, which brings you to having to prove taxes
have been paid.
If you have an SSB radio
you will need both a radio station license
for the boat
, and a radio telephone license for you to use it. Both are just tax stamps, no knowledge test.
Verify any advice you get on the internet
of course, many will mean well, but may be wrong, Tennessee may have some requirement that Iím unaware of for instance.
Wouldnít hurt to look for a live aboard Marina now, I have no idea how prevalent they are in Tennessee