FLORIDA GOVERNOR SIGNS BOAT TITLING BILL INTO LAW

Florida Governer Ron Desantis

June 18, 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has now signed into law the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676) – a top recreational boating industry priority. NMMA and its industry partners actively advocated in favor of the legislation, calling titling a vital tool in the effort to protect consumers from buying damaged, destroyed, or stolen boats.

Similar to how Carfax identifies if a car has been in an accident and who the rightful owner is, the improvements to titles created by Florida’s law add significant consumer protection, helping boaters avoid unwittingly purchasing a stolen or previously damaged vessel. Additionally, titles create more confidence in the marketplace, leading to more reasonable financing options for boat owners. Plus, the new law helps protect all dealers – including the small, family-owned businesses – from being saddled with an unsellable craft.

Securing vessel titling laws in all 50 states is a main focus of NMMA’s advocacy efforts, particularly in top boating states such as Florida. NMMA thanks Representative Jayer Williamson (Dist. 3), Senator Ed Hooper (Dist. 16), and Governor Ron DeSantis for getting uniformed titling on the books in Florida.

For more information, please contact NMMA vice president of state government relations, David Dickerson at ddickerson@nmma.org.

Photo courtesy of https://www.nmma.org

Related Posts





Princecraft Boats upgrade their facilities with an investment of over $4 million for the addition of a powder coating line

CMRA

Princecraft boats on April 17, 2024, announced to their employees, a major investment in one of their three Princeville plants, which will include the installation of high-tech powder coating capabilities. The nearly $4 million upgrade marks the largest investment in Princecraft facilities since the early 2000s and will improve operational efficiency, product quality and better poise the company for response to demand.

Read More




Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.



The Hydrobike, a key concept that embodies a vision for the future

DECATHLON, determined to erase the boundary between land and water, introduces its latest forward-thinking concept: the HydroBike. This innovation from the French sports giant aims to democratize access to nature while staying ahead in the transformation of their business model. 

The initial assessment: paddle sports are often inaccessible to less experienced individuals, assuming the acquisition of paddling skills.

Read More


ACR Electronics emergency beacons are designed with one purpose: to save lives.

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

An all-encompassing and dependable set of vital resources, ACR GlobalFix V5 AIS RLS EPIRB Survival Kits ensure security and survival in waterborne emergencies. The most advanced EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) available, the ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB combines 406 MHz satellite connectivity with Automatic Identification System (AIS) functionality.

Read More