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Old 21-05-2016, 07:39   #1
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Boat registration

Hi everyone,

I have some questions about boat registration.

I am the beneficiary of a Australian registered boat, But I am French. I am actually in the Caribbean, at Bequia.
No VAT has been payed yet. IF I register the boat in EU (Belgian, Deutsche or else) does that mean I will have to pay the VAT as soon as I sail back to an EU island?

"To be admitted to registration, all ships to be registered in Belgium shall have to be inspected beforehand by the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate"
DO they speak about physical inspection? How does that work?

Thanks for your answers
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Old 21-05-2016, 23:34   #2
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Re: Boat registration

I don't know about Belgium, but for Sweden when you register a yacht the rules state that it must be measured by an official measurer, BUT if the same type of yacht is already on the register, they will forgo that requirement.

Given that Belgium is a popular registration state I would expect (hope) that they have a similar exemption.

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