Boat Buyers Toolkit

Best Time to Buy: 50 Percent Tax Cut on Boats in Connecticut

New Sales  Tax 2.99%

In July, the Connecticut state budget was enacted, which reduces the state sales tax on the sale of new boats, motors and trailers from 6.35 percent to 2.99 percent.

Read the full press release HERE.

Find even deeper one-day only discounts for Super Thursday HERE.

Check out Connecticut boating by the numbers:

  • Boating sales in Connecticut totaled $170.7 million in 2017 including powerboats, engines, trailers and aftermarket accessories
  • There were 92,058 boat registrations in Connecticut in 2017.
  • There are 7,313 boating industry jobs in the state of Connecticut (direct and indirect).
  • New traditional powerboat sales in Connecticut increased by 7% in 2017, up for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Boating businesses in Norwalk and the surrounding areas saw an increase of 10.4% in the number of powerboat units sold from 2016 to 2017.


What makes a boat show the BEST place to buy a boat?

A boat show is the one place where you can:

  • Compare a wide variety of boats
  • Talk to experts, dealers and manufacturers
  • Take advantage of special deals and incentives

These tips will make finding, and buying, the boat of your dreams easier.

  1. Interactive Tools
  2. Printable Worksheets

Interactive Tools

Printable Worksheets



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