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Old 25-01-2014, 03:55   #1
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I'm looking at buying a Hunter 45 from the states and delivering it to my home in Australia? Has anyone done this passage and any tips? Weather, stopovers?

Any info would be much appreciated.
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Old 25-01-2014, 04:37   #2
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Hi.
It's a nice trip, depending on seasons.
and boat.

After the Dunky (Who moulded her Barry?) you'll find the big caravan has lots of room and won't go to weather so well

I don't sail anymore. Crook knee and depth of field vision gone . But I had near 60 yrs of it.

I know a coupla blokes down in The bay below Sydney harbour do deliveries.
Dave goes all over the world and I believe Tom does too.

If you interested. Contact me and I'll pass you on to Dave.

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Old 25-01-2014, 04:44   #3
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Hi.
It's a nice trip, depending on seasons.
and boat.

After the Dunky (Who moulded her Barry?) you'll find the big caravan has lots of room and won't go to weather so well

I don't sail anymore. Crook knee and depth of field vision gone . But I had near 60 yrs of it.

I know a coupla blokes down in The bay below Sydney harbour do deliveries.
Dave goes all over the world and I believe Tom does too.

If you interested. Contact me and I'll pass you on to Dave.

Macka.
Thanks for that........seems you have bumped into me somewhere else on the wide web .....yeah I'm sure Barry would have laid my Dunky.

I wouldn't even like the thought of the price to pay someone to deliver the new one.....I am capable of doing it if the boat is.
It's going to be a expensive exercise as it is I'm sure.
So much for cheap American boat market....haha
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Old 25-01-2014, 05:03   #4
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you might want to check about the cost of importing the boat ... and factor that in to your calculations. You will receive a bill from customs!
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Thanks yes I'm aware of those cost and Gst and import tax and apparently I have to remove the refrigeration gasses from the aircon and fridges.
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Thanks yes I'm aware of those cost and Gst and import tax and apparently I have to remove the refrigeration gasses from the aircon and fridges.
Shouldn't have to pay import tax if it's built in us or nz
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I'm watching our lovely dollar slip and slide from the silly heights
I hope your sale goes thru soon
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I'm watching our lovely dollar slip and slide from the silly heights
I hope your sale goes thru soon
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Yeah I just checked it.....my question would be , will it recover in 12 months?
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Unlikely. It's been at a false high for quite a while.

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Re the refrigerant you only need to evacuate the gas if the boat is shipped. If you sail it in no probs.

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G'day

I'm looking at buying a Hunter 45 from the states and delivering it to my home in Australia? Has anyone done this passage and any tips? Weather, stopovers?

Any info would be much appreciated.
If he doesn't reply to this thread, send a pm to Dennissail. He's done exactly what you're planning - bought a Hunter in the USA, and sailed it to Aus.
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I'm looking for a 45 cc searching the world for an above 2004 model on a limited budget!
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If he doesn't reply to this thread, send a pm to Dennissail. He's done exactly what you're planning - bought a Hunter in the USA, and sailed it to Aus.
Does he currently have that boat on the market a 42 passage?
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Watch customs on arrival: they'll take 2 days to look over your yacht and charge a friggin astronomical amount of money to do it (+charges to keep your baby in the customs shed whilst they do). Hasn't happened to me, but a mate of mine bought his yacht in the States, and even though USA made yachts are exempt from import tax, his final costs were purchase price + 100% )including transfer costs). Be interesting to hear of more recent experiences in this thread though: my story is about 5 years old.
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Does he currently have that boat on the market a 42 passage?


To be honest, I don't know. Possibly though, he's looking at cat's these days.
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