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?