What Is SB606 and How Does It Affect Marinas in Florida?

If you are a marina owner or operator in Florida, you may have heard about SB606, also known as the Boating Safety Act of 2022. But what exactly is SB606, and how does it affect marinas in the state?

SB606 is a state bill that requires all boat rental (livery) companies, both commercial and peer-to-peer operators, to obtain a no-cost permit through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In addition, boat rental operators must secure an insurance policy that meets the specifications set under SB606, deliver pre-rental safety and operational instruction to renters, report any accidents or unnecessarily overdue rentals to the FWC, and display boating safety information in a place visible to the renting public.

As a marina owner, it is important to understand the requirements of SB606 and take the necessary steps to comply in order to protect your business and ensure the safety of your renters on the water. Non-compliance with SB606 can result in fines, penalties, and other legal consequences, as well as the potential for financial liability in the event of an accident or other unforeseen event.

To learn more about SB606 and how it affects your marina, you can visit the website of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This website provides information about the requirements of SB606, as well as resources and guidance for marina owners and operators. Additionally, you can work with a knowledgeable insurance provider, such as VQuip, to learn more about the requirements of SB606 and how to comply with them. By understanding and complying with SB606, you can help ensure the safety of your renters on the water and protect your business from potential liability.