2 friends and myself will be in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
on Monday looking to purchase
a sailboat which we will sail the Caribbean
islands for the non-hurricane season.
We're still pretty confused by the logistics of registering/documenting the boat and which taxes
we may need to pay etc. etc. and any help we could get would be appreciated.
Do we need to use a broker or attorney to write up a contract
ourselves, or can it be as simple as signing over the registration
papers of the boat?
Also, we are considering sailing the boat back up to the Canadian East Coast
towards the end of our journey. We would keep the boat in Halifax
until we are able to sell it. Does anyone know how this changes how we should register the boat?
We'd appreciate any help we could get to avoid confusion later on. Thanks!!