I am not sure why you want to buy in the US for delivery
. Absent a very specific design, there isn't much to recommend a US built boat of a European one.
That being said...
I it is small enough to fit into a container then you are looking at about $3,000 in shipping
. Plus whatever it takes to get it in the container, the custom cradle
to and from the port, and commissioning when it gets where it's going. I would guess that this would run $4-6,000 minimum, plus the shipping costs.
If that's not an option, but it still may be possible to send it as deck
cargo. Figure everything is the same, but shipping will roughly double. So $10-12,000.
If it is still to big to go as deck
cargo you can put it on a float on vessel. These are rediculously expensive for small boats. Last time I looked it was around $30,000 for a 40' from the west coast
of America to Spain
. No idea for east coast
. These costs can vary widely though depending on when in the year the transport is, when you book, how full the ship is already, fuel
To hire a profesional crew will run you about $450/day plus food
, and travel expenses. Figure 3,000 miles on a 5kn average boat, means something like 25 days at sea. So $12,000 in crew costs. Plus another $4,000 to fly them home, and likely another $2,000 in food
and other supplies. Say roughly $20,000 plus whatever broke. And a trip like this on a newly commissioned boat will certainly have something break. Hopefully nothing too important or expensive.
These are really rough numbers, and may be out of date, but I would best guess your the cheapest possibility to be $10,000 a more reasonable number to be $20,000 and an upper limit of around $30,000.
Note that trying to find a crew to sail across the Atlantic on a 30-35' boat may be a challenge. Unless it was a proven distance design I would be very hesitant about a trip like this on a boat that size.
Like I said, I would take a second look at european boats, unless you are interested in a specific hull
from a specific designer
. Even then I would contact him about having built locally to eliminate transport costs.