Originally Posted by rockDAWG
That is not an easy path forward
For a $150,000 boat, it will take $9000 to get the Bahamas registration. For $9000, you can pay 30 times of the cursing fee which is equivalent to 2700 day stays in Bahamas. It will take you 7.4 years to break even assuming that you would sail in Bahamas water for that long.
Oh the pleasures of being poor!
My boat is worth about $5000, so I need pay only $300 to import
. Being under 30 feet, my cruising permit is only $150, so importing will break even after just 2 trips!
But this plan registers the boat in the Bahamas. What happens when you bring the boat back to the US? Can a boat have dual registration? Maybe Bahamas registration and Florida
registration? Has anyone dealt with this?