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Old 16-05-2015, 13:32   #16
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Re: Boat Registration Regulations

Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
If you are not a US citizen, you cannot have the boat USCG documented in your name, anyway. You will have to de-document the boat, then state register it. I would recommend the services of a marine titling company to do this, as it is reasonably complicated.

If you have not done anything yet, the boat is still USCG documented in the previous owner's name. You need to do something about this.

To de document a boat is a very simple form and process. If someone wishes to do this I would recommend to do it yourself and save hundreds of dollars for less than an hours worth of work.

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Old 16-05-2015, 14:07   #17
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Re: Boat Registration Regulations

In Rhode Island-

No sales tax ever if you physically moor dock.marina or,it's just there!
You register there also.
Many domicile new purchase yachts there for this reason-but vessel physically Must live there for this.
This not to say you can't sail it around the world either- you can!

Oh,and also you do NOT have to live there either !
Google -"John Kerry yacht tax Rhode Island"

Think Delaware has tax relief also.

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