Seems to me the Pardy's ran into this problem and it was discussed in one of their articles on their site. One of the Pardy's is Canadian, the other American - they were just up here in Vancouver around Christmas
. I think this is one of those deals in which you are in the hands of the custom's official. I think for the Pardy's it started out bad, but then a more "experienced" customs
official stepped in and charged them something like a dollar (for taxes) for the necessary papers or whatever to have their boat "Americanized."
I go to the Pardy's web site frequently, but of course when I goggled on it to find what I was looking for in response to your post nothing came up. The made in North America applies to American goods crossing into Canada. The rule
is if it was made in the States, there is no duty. I don't know if the ruling goes the other way, logic would say yes, but when have governments been logical.
I have it, Point Roberts Marina in Point Roberts Washington
is always trying to get Canadian boats to moor there (they were at the last Vancouver BC Boat Show). Send an email
to them, I know they will have the answer. I received a package from them and included in it was details on how to take the boat down their - in terms of customs regulations
. Since I opted to remain in Horseshoe Bay, I threw the material out. Here is a link to Point Roberts Marina:
PS. Point Roberts is part of the state of Washington but is only accessible through greater Vancouver, bC so lots of American/Canadian business. In the old days, about 20 years ago, you couldn't drink in Vancouver on Sundays so Point Roberts was the place to go to drink.