We are due to take possession of the boat of our dreams(at this time), on May 25th in Washington
State near Seattle
. We plan to go over her and bend her to our whims for a month and then go up to Canada
the Vancouver Island area for a few months.
The boat is currently documented in Canada
, so being US citizens, we will not be able to keep that registration
. However, if I apply for US Coast Guard documentation
, I have to have it de-registered from Canada, and then re-documented in the US. I am concerned about the amount of time this will take as we plan to leave the US within a month of getting the boat.
We could register it in FL where we own a home, but that seems kind of foolish to give them 7% use tax when we are probably never taking it back to FL. Likewise, registering it in WA is out cause we have no address in WA.
We had our prior cruising boat registered in Delaware. It cost about $300 and included a POB in DE for an address. This was perfectly fine with the 20 countries we visited n the Carribean 20 years ago.
We will likely be out of the US for most of the next 3 or 4 years, so we don't have any allegiance to a particular state, but want to check in and out of the rest of the world as easily as possible.
Any other ideas or more info on some options which will allow us to be set up within a month or so?