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As a Canadian buying a boat that's outside Canada, you can register it at home but no taxes are due until you bring the boat into Canada. If it's in the US then depending on the state I believe you'd be liable for state taxes and fees if you stay longer than a set amount of time... some research will be required there.
Costs in the islands varies, the French islands seem to have the better marinas and the lower fees. Entry and exit fees vary too, and it's helps to 'know the local' situation.
It would help everyone here to have an idea of your experience as you go into this adventure....
.. and Welcome to Sailnet... best of luck!
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)