SailNet Community - View Single Post - Document or register my vessel?
View Single Post
Old 08-08-2013
denverd0n's Avatar
denverd0n denverd0n is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 987
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 7
denverd0n is on a distinguished road
Re: Document or register my vessel?

In Florida, at least, it is not a choice between documenting or registering. It is a choice between documenting with the USCG or getting a title issued by the state. You have to have one or the other. Regardless, you have to register the boat (though if it is documented you do not have to display state registration numbers).

Again, this is for Florida. Not sure about the rules in California. My point is that you have three different issues to deal with here--documentation, titling, and registration. How they work together, and what your choices are, varies from state to state.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook