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post #7 of Old 07-07-2008
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Originally Posted by BarryL View Post


Warren Trafton at Sailing Yachts Rhode Island
Sailing Yachts - Rhode Island, Warren Trafton (Lafayette Village, RI)

check out the web sites, then give them a call.

They are boat good guys.

Good luck,

I'll second the recommendation for Warrent Trafton, he is a very knowledgeable and agreeable guy. And I bet there are as many boats in the few miles of RI than in the two hundred miles of CT. Plus I would expect Warren to have a good handle as to what is available in CT and in MA.

Another issue for buying a boat in CT is to have a plan to avoid the 6% sales/use tax. If you buy a boat through a CT broker, and its in CT, he may be required to collect the tax at closing, which you can then try to get back...the nice thing about RI is no sales/'use tax to work on evading...

PS, if you plan to keep the boat in any state except RI for 90-180 days, you may need to pay that state's sales/use tax...something you don't want to have to do! several regards...
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