I am going to Martinique
next week to do a sail test on the boat and get it surveyed.
So far I haven't figured it out yet where to register it.
Switzerland is a possibility as my wife holds Swiss citizenship, I had just contacted their registration
office and this would grant me a cruising license
in the US.
Even if I do sail through Jamaica
, it does not seems to be a good idea to have a boat without a registry. When I get to the US, sailing from the Caribbean
, probably from the Bahamas
, seems like most likely US Coast Guard would board me, so I don't see how could I not have it registered.
I would register it in the US and pay the import
tax which is quite small in the US (compared to Brazil
where it is between 60% and 100%), but I still don't have a residential address in the US.