I know what you’re thinking. You want a registration number to match your boat name like on the back of the transom! Or numbers that look like a Salt Life font.
Well it is a free world out there, so if you want to see your Florida registration numbers in a whispery font with skull bones, have at it!
Just know the rules before you go out to sea. And when I say rules I mean the Florida’s boating laws, found in Ch. 327 and Ch. 328 , Florida Statutes. Also found at http://myfwc.com/boating/regulations/
The Registration number must be in the front part of the bow above the waterline. Letters must be a block Ariel font and at least 3” in height. The color should be in contrast of the hull
When you register your boat you will also need to put a validation decal on the port (Left) side of the vessel when using Florida waters. The Decal needs to be within 6” of either before or after the registration numbers. I like to put them before the numbers on the star board side and after on the port side. You have up to 30 days from purchase of the vessel to do this.
Letters must be separated from the numbers by a hyphen or space equal to letter width.
For Example: FL 5678 GR or FL-5678-GR
Of course you must have your Certificate of Registration on board with all your other important documentation. This should be available for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the boat is in operation. You should keep all your credentials preferably in dry storage or an Outdoors MASTER 20L Floating Waterproof Dry Bag.
Now with that being said do you think it would be okay to have your registration number any other way? Sure! We just need to be a little creative… We could do it in two colors and make the bold font a little fancy like this.
Some insist on having the registration number designed radical and in theme of their boat.
Please note that an enforcement officer may over look this small crime. If at all they may just give you a warning. It is your call to wonder how many times you will come across law enforcement out on your journeys.
Where can I find my custom made registration numbers?
There are two ways
1. Have the boat Name Guy print them for you!
The Boat Name Guy will design and create 2-Custom Made Vinyl Graphics specially cut and spaced on two decals.
You will receive one pair of graphic numbers.
One for each side of your boat.
For one price! $25
Simply send me an email or text me your Registration Numbers and Your E-Mail address. I will send you a proof with no obligation to buy!
Will reply same day. Most of the time within minutes.
A Paypal Invoice will also be sent for when you decide to move forward.
Pick up or locally meet for free!
Or you can have it shipped for only $3 anywhere in the United States.
Same business day shipping!
2. Get the old fashion peel and stick numbers package!
This is a way to just get it done with. Buy a 3-Inch Boat & PWC Registration Number Kit. Comes with all the numbers and letters you need. The con about this is you have to put each number and letter up individually. Meaning you have to make sure it goes up straight. If you are good at DIY then this option could be fine.
Anyway you have your Florida Registration Numbers prepared just keep in mind that not only is it the law you also want to make sure you can be seen from a distance. In case you get stuck somewhere.