When I looked at buying
in the US and shipping to Oz the problem was to find a proper cradle
For a 40' boat a cradle
for shipping needs to be made to the requirements of the shipping and insurance
companies - it has to hold the yacht securely as it is placed on top of all the containers and tied down.
Once you have the cradle then negotiation regarding cranes and transport costs may be straight forward. It could be nicer to lift
the yacht from the water
onto the cradle already on the ship and vice versa.
Inport duties etc. have been discussed with regard to bring a boat from the US. From Europe
should be similar. Let us know if you can't find the threads.