Thanks for your input.
My concern deals not with the relative cost vs. type of boat and size, but as to the legality of a US citizen keeping a boat in Canada
for extended time (several years). The ideal scenario would be buying
in Canada and using and storing in Canada. As to tourist and visa type of papers that would be a separate but linked requisite as well.
As to Canadian location that has not been determined.
Wanted to get general overall information.
If my plan is not doable then location is moot.