• Britta Cross

Ready to Buy a Boat? What you need to know.


We Love Boats


There’s nothing as exciting as summer! If you love beach vacations, or trips to the lake, there's a purchase you've probably considered. That's right- it's time to get a boat.


Whether you're floating or fishing, enjoying water sports or relaxing in the sun, there's a ton of options out there for the new boat buyer. But did you know, much like your other vehicles, you can register your boat with your LLC? With your Montana LLC, you'll pay 0% taxes.


But what kind of boat should you buy? Let's get down to it.


What's the Best Boat?

So obviously, any boat is a great boat, but you're probably considering what the best boat for your lifestyle is. You may be looking for a boat with a dedicated purpose, or for something a little more versatile. The good news is that there's plenty of options available.


Boats for Fishing

Traditional and sporty, the Fishing Boat has a purpose. If you're looking to do a bit more fishing this summer, you've got a couple of options.


All-Purpose Fishing Boats - A great place to start if you want a versatile boat, all-purpose boats can be used for a quiet fishing trip or a family weekend on the water. These multipurpose boats can be used for a wide variety of activities, including tubing, skiing and more.


Flats Boats - If you're more casual, and more importantly- if you're a fly fisher, a flat boat is a great option for shallow fishing. Better yet, they're great in freshwater and salt water.


Walkarounds - Walkarounds, also called walkaround cuddies, are fishing boats with a central cabin/shelter and a deck that runs all around the boat. They're perfect for fishing or relaxing on the weekend.


Boats for Fun

You and your family have a plan for the weekend, and that plan is fun. Whether you're cruising on the lake, swimming, waterskiing, or tubing, there's a bunch of boats that fit the bill.


Jet Boats - Perfect for pulling up to the sand, Jet Boats are able to run in deep and shallow waters alike.


Pontoon Boat: perfect for that weekend on the lake

Pontoon Boats - Pontoon Boats are the go-to football weekend option. Spend the day on the water with your family or friends, enjoying swimming, water skiing, and more.


Sailboats - Sailboats are an attractive option for those interested in an intense new sport or hobby.


Bowriders - Perfect for boat days with the family, watersports, and trips to the beach, Bowriders are one of the most popular options for new boat owners and their families.


Cabin Cruisers - When you're looking for a longer weekend, or just some more time on the water, Cabin Cruisers are what you're looking for. Most provide space for sleeping, bathrooms, and small cooking/ food prep areas.


Deck Boats - If you have a larger party or family, Deck Boats are all about maximizing Maximizing deck space and seating.



Boats for Something Extra

You're interested in adventure, and trying something new. Whether you're interested in sailing or multi-day cruising, there's a number of specialized boats that can help you on your adventure.


High Performance Boats - If you've got the need for speed, high performance boats offer faster engines, sleeker designs, and more premium/lightweight materials than other boats.

Luxury Yachts: For those looking for adventure on the water!

Motor Yachts/Power Cruisers - Yachts can stretch up to 90 feet, but if you're manning your own, anything up to 60 feet is ideal. Motor Yachts can feature multiple rooms and luxuries, and make for a great vacation on the water.


Sportfishing Yachts - If you're already a seasoned fisher, you may be looking to get into more intense sportfishing. Specially designed yachts provide larger fuel tanks, and strong hulls for deep sea fishing adventures.


Trawlers - If you're looking for an adventure, trawlers are perfect for the journey. Many retirees or seasoned travelers own trawlers. These boats are fuel efficient, customizable, and perfect for those looking to live on the water, part or full time.



So you've picked a boat, and you're ready to purchase. This is where LLCTLC, and your Montana LLC, come into play.


Boat Registration in Montana Made Easy


Montana, unlike other states, doesn't tax LLCs. Registering your boat, or any other vehicle in Montana for that matter, saves you quite a chunk of money in registration fees and sales tax. The best thing about Montana's LLC laws is that you don't have to be a resident of the state to enjoy the benefits.


What Can I Register under my LLC?

  1. Boats, water vehicles like jet skis, and water vehicle trailers

  2. Luxury Vehicles

  3. Motorcycles, Side by Sides, and UTVs

  4. Aircrafts

Click here to read more about how to get started on your LLC.

Happy man fishing with his son in the boat

Register your Boat Today


With the help of our registered agents, registration is an easy process. Get started today, and you'll have your boat out on the water in time for numerous summer adventures. If you would like to buy one or more boats, LLCTLC's helpful agents can prepare all the paper work required for your boat licensing and registration for you, so you can get back to relaxing.


Contact us today for more information.