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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIV
VESSELS
Chapter 328
VESSELS: TITLE CERTIFICATES; LIENS; REGISTRATION
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F.S. 328.70
328.70 Legislative intent with respect to uniform registration fee, classification of vessels.
(1) It is declared to be the intent of the Legislature that all vessels in the state be subject to a uniform registration fee at a rate based on the length of the vessels. It is also declared to be the intent of the Legislature that all vessels be classified as either “commercial” or “recreational” and that all such vessels be registered according to the provisions of s. 328.72.
(2) Any vessel that is required to be registered and that meets the definition of a commercial fishing vessel or a commercial vessel shall be classified and registered as a commercial vessel.
(3) Any vessel which is required to be registered and is not used for commercial purposes shall be classified and registered as a “recreational vessel.”
(4) Livery vessels shall be classified as “commercial” or “recreational” based on the manner in which they are used.
History.s. 1, ch. 70-336; s. 8, ch. 74-327; s. 8, ch. 84-184; s. 24, ch. 99-289; s. 29, ch. 2000-362; s. 13, ch. 2017-163.
Note.Former s. 371.645; s. 327.24.