Originally Posted by SVAspen
It also seems that provisions and spare parts
on sailboats could also be subject to duty, as reported by two sailors who arrived in the BVIís from both the USVI and Sint Maarten.
When I was there in the BVI at Nanny Cay boatyard in 2003 getting my boat
ready to go offshore
, Fedex and the shipping
companies always charged duty on imported parts
. They were simply not equipped to deal with duty free procedures.
I'd carry my receipts in to the BVI Customs
office in Road Town and ask for a refund of the duty, the goods being for a yacht in transit, and they always cheerfully refunded my money