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Old 25-02-2011, 05:21   #1
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Boat Part Customs in the Bahamas

does anyone know if there is currently a custom duty on boat repair parts shipped to the Bahamas? Thanks
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Re: boat part customs in the Bahamas

My experience is no, but that is not current, as it's been a while since I had anything shipped in to repair my boat (knocking wood)
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Re: boat part customs in the Bahamas

Two years ago I paid about a 35% tariff when carrying a boat part with me through customs. If shipping I believe they base the tariff on your sales invoice.
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Re: boat part customs in the Bahamas

Per the 2011 Waterway Guide for the Bahamas.....
"Boat Spares: The 2008 Customs duty, payable on replacement parts for pleasure vessels, has been recinded as of this writing. There is no longer a duty on replacement parts. There is a $10 stamp tax on each shipment. For more information, calll the Comptroller of Customs (242-326-4401)."
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Re: boat part customs in the Bahamas

And make sure the address is labeled to a 'boat in transit'
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Re: boat part customs in the Bahamas

I'm currently berthed in the Bahamas and have had multiple items/repair parts etc. brought in within the last 6 weeks. The info posted already is correct. Currently there is a $10.00 stamp duty on each batch brought in. For large shippable items I have a customs broker do the paperwork...typically about $40.00-$50.00 per transaction. For smaller items just have all receipts, a copy of an open cruising permit, and try to have all invoices made out with the vessel name somewhere as reciever of goods. Be honest and open and you'll have "no problem,mon"
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Re: Boat Part Customs in the Bahamas

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does anyone know if there is currently a custom duty on boat repair parts shipped to the Bahamas? Thanks
Just did it in Exumas. No duty. with copy of cruising permit.
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