Originally Posted by Polux
I can get that much cheaper than you, I mean for a 6 places 8 year's old liferaft. The last time it costed me about 500 euros (in Italy) but I agree with you that in Italy it is like a Mafia regarding that mainly because the don't accept revisions made in other countries, even if by certified by manufacturers operators (that cost about 350 euros) and contrary to what some manufacturers recommend, they demand inspections each 2 years, instead of the three recommended.
I would say the blame is on the Italians that accept that situation without complaining loudly inside Italy and to the EC conformity authorities. It does not seem legal
to me (to be forced to make revisions on Italy for liferafts on Italian boats) but while nobody really makes a fuss about that, they will continue to get away with it. If the inspection was made outside Italy the validity would be three years for most brands and it would cost 50% less.
Well in italy people like to blame about who is little bit richer than him...hey you have 10 feet boat, you rich bi@°čards, pay more taxes
as possible, you deserve it, i'm poor, i work in undustries for 12 hours a day and its 43 years that i'm complaining about it but i don't do nothing...italian thinking way
The UCINA (the italian naval branch of chamber of commerce, representet by all the biggest manifacturer like azimut, benedetti, riva, ecc) after 5 years of fight with governament, to get away the law that above 14 mtr-46 feet you have to pay a possession tax...that gets quite higher and fore example you have a 200k rib
with 4x300 hp outboard
9,9 meters lengh=0 taxes
, you have a rusted barge 15 meters long that value 50 euro...PAY like a billinaire yacht owner..after thousand and thousand of workplace lost
, - 200.000 registered italian boats, get 30 milion euro from the tax in stead of the 300 planned, so on they understood, after some studies that a boat owners, paying mainteniance, marina, mechanics, painters, VAT on all the works, would be a very nice benefit for everybody (a 150 ft boat owners has been calculated to mantain more than 100 family)
A comunist propaganda of 2007, translate it: also the rich will cry like us
Do you want to talk the law about car power? if exceed 250 hp (185kw ) is 20 euro more each year FOR EVERY KILOWATT...
let's make an example.
a 25 years old 300 hp car like impreza 37kw exceed x 20 euro= 720 euro plus a thousand (more or less) as ordinary tax...so total 1700 euro a year
a 2015 mercedes cls shooting brake 4 matic premium full optional 2.2 liter biturbo diesel
204 hp (retail price
about 90k-100k euro) will pay about 500 euro a year and nothing more... is it right?
and remember powerfull car consume more fuel
...fuel is 50% tax (at 1,50 euro for a liter...)
But italians like being poor, complain about it, make rich people feel guilty, poor is better for everybody...they can complain together
there would be lot more to say but i stop here...