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Old 14-08-2013, 13:07   #16
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After paying low taxes and living with dysfunctional government for many years in the US I am not going to whinge about paying more for efficient governance back home in Australia.

Case in point expensive but efficient shipping registration in Australia versus cheap but slow (months long waiting period) in the US.
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Old 14-08-2013, 21:18   #17
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Plus the income tax on the money you have earned to buy the boat
That adds another $400,000 in tax to the $77,500 odd!
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Old 14-08-2013, 21:35   #18
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

My boat was American built, So only paid the GST, Not the Duty,

Because of the Exchange rate at the time, It worked out less than 10 % GST including food, Costs, etc, to get it here,

AQIS, customs, immigration, Pests, Fumigation, Etc, Are all extra's, That come out of your pocket,
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Old 15-08-2013, 00:00   #19
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

Yup.. going through the same with our Ocean 71.. now in Panama waiting until Feb to sail her across the ditch to Brisbane..

One also pays Duty & GST on the cost to get her here either via Delivery Crew or Shipping - so, add that into the calculations as well..

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Old 15-08-2013, 02:30   #20
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Thanks for the information. Going to file this away for reference. I don't think my bill is going to be as big as yours, thankfully, but expert advice on big ticket items is usually worth it.
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Old 15-08-2013, 03:06   #21
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

Wayne (TOT),

I bought a 42ft Cat in Malaysia last year things did go too badly but there were a lot of headaches along the way the best thing you can do is;

1. Get a very good surveyor and use the inspection to lower the price, (I had to have 2 inspections 1 in Thailand and then 1 in Australia for insurance purposes).

2. Think about how much, are you really saving buying OS if you include all Taxes (add the cost of returning to Australia as well you will be against the weather the entire way)

3. Most importantly Call Richard at Multihull Solutions it will not cost you anything but the cost of the call, he will help with the process.
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Old 15-08-2013, 06:58   #22
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

Or indeed any one of a number of qualified experienced MULTIHULL OWNING and sailing brokers and import facilitators in Australia
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Old 15-08-2013, 07:05   #23
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Thank you again everyone it appears as though l should go sailing in Asia for a while and let the boat age a little.....


Thanks again to everyone for the great advice.
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

I had more trouble Importing a newwindscreen for my bus from Texas in the USA,
Than I did getting my boat or my bus from overseas,

Paying all taxes, GST, Customs AQIS, Etc Etc Etc,

I saved $150,000-00 AUD on my Boat.
I saved $100,000-00 AUD on my Bus,

The stress, headaches, worry, tearing the hair out, Yes, It was worth it,

Boat was imported Nov, 2011, Bus was imported March, 2013,

Getting a treated timber box for the windscreen in the USA, ARRGGGHHH,

Half windscreen eventually cost me $3000-00 AUD Delivered, Not fitted, It would have been a lot cheaper, If I wanted to wait for months for sea freight,
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Re: Taking A Boat Home To Australia

Some great cruising in SE Asia.. looked at leaving the boat in Langkawi - all duty free & tax free. Great part of the world !!
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