Here are the boxes you need to tick in Florida

These are requirements as defined by law:

Age Requirement

Renters must be minimum 18 years old.

Rental Agreement  Requirement

The livery must have a written agreement with the renter or lessee that includes the renter/lessee's name, address, date of birth, emergency contact name and address and telephone number.

Insurance Requirement

insurance policy for both the livery and the renter for any accident, loss, injury, property damage, or other casualty resulting from the operation of the boat.

Livery Instruction Checklist Requirement

Renters must follow livery pre-rental and pre-ride instruction checklist.

Livery Operator Permit Requirement

Renters must obtain a state issued, no-cost Livery Operator Permit if they are renting motorboats, personal watercraft (PWC), paddlecraft, sailboats, or houseboats that are being operated on the waters of the state.

Boating Safety Education Requirement

Renters born on or after Jan 1, 1988 must obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card.

Federal Regulation

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) regularly provides updates on recentchanges in regulation and have overviews of specific requirements for boatrental companies

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