Which Boats Require Registration?
Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Florida, you must have a Florida Certificate of Registration and validation decal to operate a vessel legally on public waters in Florida. The only exceptions are:
- Non-motorized vessels less than 16 feet in length
- Non-motorized canoes, kayaks, racing shells, or rowing sculls of any length
- Vessels used exclusively in private lakes and ponds.