New Anchoring Restrictions for Florida

Published 14 years ago, updated 5 years ago

Less than a year after the Florida legislature enacted a boater-friendly law to prevent counties and cities from restricting the anchorage of cruisers, state Rep. Richard Steinberg (D-Miami Beach) has introduced HB 1361 to reverse that stance.

A patchwork of restrictions in several coastal counties currently limits anchorage to as little as two days. Miami Beach, which has a seven-day restriction, was among the first to enact the limits to mollify waterfront property owners.

NMMA and marine trade associations statewide are strongly opposing this bill.

Our thanks to Chuck Baier for sending noonsite this information.

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