Afternoon all. I'll be leaving Bermuda
in November or December and my first stop will be St. Martin / Sint Maarten, exclusively for the purpose of procuring stuff. Some of this stuff has to be ordered from overseas (a sail, a largish watermaker
and a couple of other things) so I'm looking for options to have stuff shipped to somewhere. Basically I'm looking for a shipping
agent or someone similar whose address i could use to have stuff sent to and who would be willing to store this stuff somewhere for a short period until i turn up. Do such services exist? Do marinas
provide services like this? I don't normally use them (I prefer to anchor) but it might be a good option if this were doable.
Any and all suggestions welcome. Cheers!
p.s. the reason i'm not just having it shipped to Bermuda
is that customs
duty here is 22.5%. it doesn't make sense to pay thousands of dollars in duty only to leave immediately and not come back for a few years. Am i right in thinking that St. Martin is duty-free?