Florida state law requires every vessel to carry one wearable USCG-approved PFD for each person on board.
It is also mandatory that all PFD be readily and easily accessible. They may not be kept inside a plastic bag or protective covering. Inflatable PFD are only considered readily available while being worn.
PFD must be kept in serviceable condition. If they are badly torn, damaged, rotted, punctured, or otherwise unserviceable they no longer meet legal requirements and must be replaced.
All PFD must be worn in compliance with the USCG labeling on the PFD (regarding the weight and age of the wearer, activities it is suitable for etc.)