Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
The key being that the vessel is
exported (and Vendor / Builder
and VAT authorities are happy that it is) - i.e. she won't be permanently turning up in the EU a week later
But if your plans are worldwide wandering
registering in Jersey (Red Ensign / British Registry) via a Jersey Company would do the trick,
Thank you for the advice David,
I looked into it, As I did for Gibraltar
. Gibraltar seems to be the best if one wands to be safe everywhere. Even in Canada.
This is the deal,
A Gibraltar attorney create a Company for you in the BVI's (You are the only owner / CEO) The vessel belongs to your Company.
They document your vessel in Gibraltar.
You get a Radio license
and MMSI number from Gibraltar and the UK.
You can cruse in European waters with a temporarily import license
for 18 months straight, after that you need to go to an non EU country for a couple days and you can start over.
The only thing that needs to be careful about is the passport of the Owner of the company / Vessel.
The regulation / law of gibraltar and the EU says that wile in European waters, the vessel can not be used by any EU citizens or resident.
This trick can only be plaid by a non EU passport holder, such as a Canadian.
If the owner has a EU passport and sail into the EU he will have to paid VAT in the country he first arrives in.
The big advantage of Gibraltar is that it is a EU community member
but with a separated VAT system, NO vat at all ! Registering in Gibraltar instead of directly in the BVI's has the above advantage as well as a better reputation and will be much more accepted by a EU insurance
Cost of this game
... Around 2500 euros for the set up of the company, the Documentation
, the radio license / MMSI number.
After the first year, around 1500 euros per year for maintaining the company and renewing radio license.
I don't intend to stay in Europe with the vessel but some off the nice places on this planet you definitely wand to go with your boat are European....
, Morea, Bora-Bora, Azores
, canary's, Madera,
and much more...
Thank you for all the hinds and advise I received, I will keep an update on this forum.