to riboats.org, official web site of Rhode Island boatbuilders.
This site highlights the builders, maritime history, and all of
the boating resources that make the "Ocean State" the
tax-free boat building capital of the world. Our goal is to make
it easy for you to research all of the boat building facilities
and to accommodate any factory tours during your stay in Rhode
free Boating! Make Rhode Island your home port and enjoy
the very best in boating, and where there is no sales or use
tax. That's right. No sales or use tax on any boat bought or
built in Rhode Island. Plus no tax on the other gear you buy
at the time of your boat purchase. And, there's no personal
property tax on boats.
America's Cup Boats
Rhode Island Built
If you are interested in a new
yacht, look into our history. Rhode Island is rich with boat
building history and having hosted the America's Cup in
Newport for most of the last century, it is not surprising that
the boat builders in the area around Newport have developed
a level of boat building proficiency not found anywhere else
in the world. Big boats or small, power,
you'll find that our boats are built to a higher standard, with
technologically advanced processes and materials that make our
boats lighter and faster yet more durable.
A Look at
Geographically advantaged as well,
Rhode Island offers some of the most desirable cruising and
racing waters in the world. Our finest boating
resources include Narragansett
Bay, Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean which are easily
accessible and our harbors lay claim to deep, protected and
user friendly channels and waterways - Newport
Harbor is a perfect example!
Several boatbuilders in Rhode Island
have banded together to create a unique program to attract boat
buyers to the area. Known as the East
Bay Economic Initiative,
this strong union has taken the long term approach to the maritime
industries in Rhode Island and have used their resources as
a group to take advantage of marketing and training opportunities.
If you would like more information
on the Rhode Island Boatbuilders please contact us for a free
guide. Special thanks to our neighbors and friends at www.m-n-law.com for suporing this site..