But Mass does have use taxes, which may be why they don't bother with the nickle and dime registration fees. Let's face it, registration is simply about collecting a fee for the state. I was told that Mass marinas are required to report all vessel on their moorings or slips for two or more weeks. Is that true?
I did not have to pay sales tax in RI, since they have none on boats. I do pay $300 per year in registration fees instead. Of course, it will be roughly 100 years before that breaks even.