I just wanted to let everyone know about a little money saving tip I recently took advantage of. Antique Boat Registration. My FL state registration Was nearly $200 per year, I downloaded and printed out a simple form off the internet, filled it out and took it in to the registration office. I told the girl there that I wanted to register my boat as an antique, she pushed some buttons on her computer and said, "Your registration will now be $6.25 per year sir" Thats a good amount of savings for 2 hours of my time! To register as an antique in FL, your boat must be;
1. Powered by the original type power plant.
2. Not be used for commercial purposes.
3. At least 30 years old.
It really is that simple! And, if you don't tell your wife about the savings; you will have another $190 dollars (actual amount may vary) to spend on your beloved boat! If you have questions, shoot me a message and I will try to help.
Sailing Dreams on s/v Gypsy Soul....