Big step today. We are finaly legal and got our Florida registration. It means we are now the official owner of the boat and we could pay the sales tax to the state of Florida.
In principle the process is easy, but we have been hitting some administrative issues. In the US you can register a boat to the state where you will navigate or/and document the boat to the US Coast Guard. The state registration give you the right to navigate in US territory (and some islands). You don’t officially have a US flag.
To have a US flag the boat must be documented to the Coast Guard. The issue is that only US citizen can document a boat…So we had to remove the boat from the US Coast Guard before registering to the state. Take time !
Well it is done…