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Yacht and Ships

Yacht and Ships

Chapter 326, Florida Statutes, also known as the ‘Yacht and Ship Brokers Act’ governs the licensing and regulation of yacht and ship brokers and salespersons in the State of Florida.  The Yacht and Ship Broker’s Section, a unit of the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, is located in Tallahassee and performs licensing, educational, and investigative functions, with its primary focus on oversight of our program areas. The Section processes licenses and responds to consumer complaints and inquiries by monitoring activities and compliance within the Yacht and Ships program area.

Yacht and Ship Brokers: Licensing and Enforcement

The Employing Broker’s Branch Office license is no longer required as of July 1, 2020, due to House Bill 1193 being signed into law.  Accordingly, the Division no longer accepts or processes initial or renewal applications for this license type.

Yacht & Ships Salesperson – 326.002(3) “Salesperson” means a person who, for or in expectation of compensation, is employed by a broker to perform any acts of a broker.


Yacht & Ships Broker – 326.002(1) “Broker” means a person who, for or in expectation of compensation: sells, offers, or negotiates to sell; buys, offers, or negotiates to buy; solicits or obtains listings of; or negotiates the purchase, sale, or exchange of, yachts for other persons.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Boyd McAdams, Director

Division of Florida Condominiums,
Timeshares,and Mobile Homes

2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Telephone: 850.488.1122
Facsimile: 850.921.5446