Apologies if this has been answered, but I have searched the forums
and cannot find anything pertaining to our particular situation.
-We are both UK born. We hold UK passports but have not lived in the UK since 2001.
-We also hold NZ citizenship/passports, having lived there for 10 years.
- We are currently resident in Australia
, but do not hold AU passports. As NZ citizens we simply have the right to live and work and pay tax here.
We wish to sell up our home and its contents, buy a catamaran
and sail around the world for the next 10-15 years. We will have no fixed place of abode. ( many questions on that topic to follow
We have researched prices here in AU and it is cheaper for us to buy a new boat in Europe
, than it is to buy a second hand boat here.
We do not wish to buy a boat 'new' in Europe
and then pay the outrageous charges to have it 'shipped' to Australia
. It matters not a jot too us where we start our journey, so shipping
to AU is a waste of time and money
So, if we buy a boat in Europe, do we have to pay VAT? And where does the boat need to be registered? The plan for Europe collection would be to pick up the boat and then sail the Med area for a good few years to find our feet , before setting off further afield.