VA will assess personal property tax on your boat even if you are not a resident. Here in Hampton, it's really cheap
. Like .0005 cents per $1 of value (that's not an exact number, but it's stupid cheap
like that). Not sure why they even do it... I was here almost exactly 6 months when they sent me the tax letter to my home address in Ohio
. Boat is registered in MD, but I'll be re-registering in VA this year because MD taxes keep going up and VA has a 3 year registration
No matter where you go, somebody will try to tax you.