Welcome to the Forum! To help with a few of your questions...
To send an email
, click on "hideaway", and select "View Public Profile". Then look under "Contact Information" and select "Send a message via email to hideaway".
The State of Florida
has a website that covers much of the information that you're looking for: Florida DHSMV - Facts For Florida Vessel Owners
and Official Website Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
If you purchase
a boat in Maryland
, you can fill out a form stating that you will be moving the boat to Florida, and you won't have to pay Maryland
sales tax. I believe they give you 30 days to make the move, but you should check that important fact. No need to pay the tax man twice if you don't have to! I bought my boat in Maryland and moved it to Virginia, and only paid Virginia tax. Make sure you get all the paperwork correct--it can be confusing, and a mistake can cost you dearly. A good broker
can be of help.
I am a U.S. citizen, but I live outside the Country. I've been able to successfully set up credit card and banking accounts using a Personal Mail Box at a mail forwarding service
located in Florida called St. Brendan's Isle. Many full-time cruisers use them or similar services. You might be able to use the mailing service address for your Florida boat registration
. I'm not sure what the implications of your being a UK citizen would be in this regard. You could contact them and ask. Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle
Hope this is helpful.
p.s. I moved your post to a more appropriate forum, where it should get more views.