True; you don't need a broker, but I have friends in the CBP who suggest that if not filled out correctly, and you MUST have a single
entry bond, you could spend hours at the border trying to straighten things out. Your choice. My boat was US built, so there was no duty. If you have a trailer it must have a US DOT tag and meet US specs. For a motor
, the duty is questionable, depending on which port you come through, no matter what anybody says. Lots of details.
I have a friend who just went through the USCG registration
process, and because of all the weights and measurements etc, it took him 2 weeks. It took me a 5 minute phone
call and the fee, which was more than worth my time. To each his own.