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Tips on anchoring in Florida

The 2009 passage of Florida House Bill 1423 meant that boaters across the Sunshine State no longer had to fear a visit from law enforcement advising that their boat had "overstayed" its visit and needed to move on.

This law, strongly supported by a coalition of boating interests including BoatU.S., was designed to study where mooring fields should be created and how to provide for anchoring outside of those mooring fields. To help boaters understand their rights under this law, BoatUS has updated its "Florida Anchoring Information Sheet," available at no cost at