I am a US citizen, considering buying
a new sailing catamaran
(32') in Canada
, saiing the Great Lakes
for a season, laying up in Canada
for the winter and then, sailing to the US where the boat will be registered. I'd like to register in Rhode Island
since I understand there is no sales tax there. I'll be living aboard
during the summers and living in VT during the winters.
How could this work? My understanding is that the boat has to physicaly be in the state when it's registered. So if I wanted to cruise
in Canada before bringing the boat to the US, the boat would presumably be unregistered for a season or 2. Would the Canadian authorities want the boat to be registered?
Any problems registering in Rhode Island
if my home address is in VT.