A Florida registration number issued to a vessel is permanent. The registration number remains with the vessel as long as it is operated or stored in Florida, even if the vessel ownership changes.
The registration number is to be painted or permanently attached to both sides of the bow (forward half) of the vessel and must be in block letters and numerals at least three inches high. The registration number must read from left to right, must contrast in color with the hull and be maintained in legible condition.
The prefix and suffix must be separated from the numerals by a space equal to the width of the digits, i.e., FL 0001 AB.