Yep, they do TITLE boat (Hulls) in Florida and they Register them too. For example of this discussion; A friend just bought a Boston Whaler boat a stink pot on a trailer.
The boat hull
is taxed...........the engine is not and should not be included in the sales price
or it can be listed as a separate item on the bill of sale
. But you don't pay sales tax on the engine (except from as dealer). Then if it's 30 years old it becomes an antique and registration
becomes very inexpensive.......
The boat was/is 20 years old so he
was allowed to state the value of (only) boat which determined the sales tax. The registration fee was minimal. The trailer is registered but not titled and again you have to state its worth.
We're really not talking a whole lot of money
here. Much of all of this comes from the fact that Florida has a lot of live aboards and some folks just buy a boat and leave it here as a weekend home.........
I'm done !