Originally Posted by klubko
I believe that according to the international maritime law, a boat must be registered when entering territorial waters. Nevertheless many people have moved around yachts having only bill of sale, so I've heard. Personally, I know one boat that went from Singapore
to Sabah, PI, and ended up in Hong Kong
where they finally registered. Good luck!
In fact, I was going to PM you on this, but I figured that, eventually, you'd probably spot my post on this thread, and have something to add, so I am glad to hear from you.
I also hope to hear from HK sailors who may have made the trip back and forth for one reason or another - like taking the wife shopping
? - and what they might have to say. Hopefully, some other kindred spirits will take the time to respond.
Even if their boats were properly registered, I simply need to know how "territorial" the differences are taken to be by the Macao and HK officials. After all, there are about 40 ferry
boats transiting the route
daily, so, is there really an active customs
routine that must be followed when transiting from HK on a yacht?
That's one factor (amongst many others) which I need to figure out before making any definite plans.
Best regards, and thanks, as always, for your input.