Say somebody was forced to sell their US documented boat overseas somewhere, say Australia
, that had a big import
duty and GST required to import
the boat before they could even list it. Say the person in question was BROKE, thus the necessity for a sale
, and if they had that extra 7K or so lying around they would probably keep cruising, because they do have a sufficient monthly income
, just no credit or liquid cashola.
OK, so "what if" they put a raffle together, looking for about 1000 players, say folks back home with a dream and an extra $100 to gamble with, and say they pulled it off and drew the winner, then did an escrow title transfer from somewhere in the States, an offshore delivery
, say on a shakedown cruise
to another country, would the hypothetical "seller" be liable for big penalties if caught, somehow? Would the new owner have to sail the boat back to the states posing as a delivery skipper
before actually using the new paperwork? Am I going to hell just for asking this?
Your thoughts appreciated.