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Old 24-07-2010, 12:55   #1
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Rules for a Canadian Boat in Europe

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I'm about to buy my baby (sailing boat) in Croatia next week. Since I'm Canadian and French, I suppose that the best things to do for me is to get a Canadian registration to legally not have to pay taxes (the boat will stay in Europe).
Now I was wondering how long can the boat stay in Europe? And where can I found the legal document about this?
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I'd also like some advice in this area.

I'm Australian, and plan to buy a boat in Europe (most likely the UK), the boat will be second hand and will most likely have local tax paid.

I want to sail the boat for 2 - 4 years in the Med, and French canals. I'll either then sell the boat, or sail it home.

What is the best plan. Register the boat as an Australian vessel immediately? Can I sail it under say UK registration? I plan to have resident status in the UK. Is there an optimal time to change the registration?

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Noonsite: VAT is a good start.
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Also research "Recreational Craft Directive" or RCD. Another piece of hopeless Euro legislation that sadly you will have to comply with if you choose to import rather than "TI" as mentioned on Noonsite.

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Also research "Recreational Craft Directive" or RCD. Another piece of hopeless Euro legislation that sadly you will have to comply with if you choose to import rather than "TI" as mentioned on Noonsite.

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This only applies to boats built post 1998 - older boats don't have to comply, as I understand it.
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