Um, I am in Freeport
at the moment and I ordered a coupling and seals
for my transmission
. $285. Usually "Propulsion system parts" are only 10% duty. I didn't use my cruising permit as you need a broker ( about $100 ). The customs officer charged 45% duty, I had it shipped in the boats name, then she said "I don't know that it is a part of propulsion
system" I brought her a printout of the parts catalogue, then she said the original bill hadn't had the name of my boat on it, etc. etc. I moved left, she moved right, and so on. If you are going to import
, use cruising permit with a broker if it is expensive "Propulsion parts"ONLY!. Otherwise be ready to bite the bullet. I find the customs can be ignorant and once they have their back up, forget about it. Good luck with appealing to Nassau
, the way they see it is the customs officer is doing their job and they stick together.
I will wait and buy elsewhere!