Hi Im not trying to hijack the thread but I had a question that relates to the topics.
If you were to sail yacht back from say CA to Australia
and you wanted to do it pretty much with the only thing in mind is delivery
. How long would you allow and what would be the best time to leave be?
Further what would a ballpark figure be for a 32-38' costs of; fuel
, staple provisions, enroute port fees
BTW got a quote for a 20,000lb 39' yacht shipped from CA to Austrlia and the estimate was $26,000 USD plus a cradle of $3000USD and then import costs through Customs and Quarinteen which look like they could be $5-10k AUD
. This was based on a $50k USD valued yacht
I have read all the info from cutoms and Quarinteen and crunched the numbers about 20 times over and have phoned and spoke with all regulating authorities quiite a few times. Sometimes the information seems to conflict but you will realise that when actually doing the import it may just depend on; you, the yach,t the agents and what kind of a day they are having.
Personally I think some, that give outrageouse figures as to what import and shipping fees
cost, are perhaps giving figures for self interest. Just my opinion. I would suggest though before anyone went ahead they research
compleatly and verify everything.