I'm buying a winter home in Florida and that will be my permanent residence but will spend 5-6 months in Avalon NJ with my boat. Do I keep it registered in NJ since that is where I will use it the most? Thanks for replys.
Check what saves you money and doesnt cost you money. I bought a new boat last year and registered to my place in NJ. If I wanted to register it to NY where I live most of the year NY DMV would hit me for the extra sales tax (Difference between NY and NJ tax)
Also see whats cheaper insurance etc.. Also take into account where you use the boat the most. If I had NY registration on the side of my boat traveling in and out of Manasquan river all summer I am sure I would have got checked more. I have NY plates on my car and get pulled over every weekend for speeding 1 MPH over the speed limit in NJ during the summer months. They think I am a bennie I guess. Once I tell them I live in Point Pleasant they let me go.
If you keep your boat in NJ for 120 consecutive days, then you need to be registered in NJ. I looked into it before I moved my boat over from Delaware. The good part was that since I was a Delaware resident, I din't need to pay NJ sales tax.