Originally Posted by vtomanov
I do not want to loose the EU VAT status on my boat and also do not want to get out of the EU every 18 months as my boat is located on the Med France/Spain border and closest non EU is Africa
VAT Status and Flag are entirely separate. A boat does not need to be EU registered to have EU VAT paid status. However some EU countries require a boat to be VAT paid in order to be registered. (Belgium is such a case...)
I doubt you would lose your VAT paid status if the UK leaves the EU...
from Belgium flag I expect same freedom , low cost and rexaing as from UK flag
btw: my first choice was Nederland but it looks like they may decide to leave EU also...
And Belgium might decide to cease to exist altogether...
My suggestion: First see what happens. Probably Brexit will not happen. And if it does, then it what the consequences will be, and how to deal with them will become apparent soon enough.