Originally Posted by CSY Man
A lien search would show any taxes due, but the annual taxation, say in Florida ain't all that much, $110.00 per year or so..
If the boat is I believe 20 years or more old the anual registration is about $7.00. Ours is an '81 and that is what we pay. I wouldn't of know about it if a 'title lady' in Naples wasn't brought into the sale
We wanted to get the boat 'un-documented' and with a FL registration and she took care of all of that.
We considered trying to avoid the state sales tax, but by the time we did actually move her out of state and back we wouldn't of saved that much money
and I didn't feel comfortable trying to get phoney documentation
showing that she had been out of state.
If we would of wanted to of kept her someplace other than Florida and if we would of felt comfortable sailing her some place else and she would of cost more we might of done it, but none of those things were true so we paid the sales tax.
When you start looking at boats and talking to brokers they will have answers for you. We were also new to buying
a larger boat and understanding what 'documentation' meant and all of that. You are getting some good info here from these guys and gals,