Earlier this month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676). MRAA, along with other industry partners, has actively advocated in favor of this top recreational boating industry priority.
Titling is considered a vital tool in the effort to protect consumers from buying damaged, destroyed, or stolen boats. 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.