Advice needed on the handling of European Customs regulations
I am considering buying
a second-hand, currently European registered and VAT-paid yacht in Europe
I hold the South African citizenship, together with a permanent German (a Schengen treaty country) residency permit
. The boat will be registered in South Africa
and will be flying the South African flag with the respective curtosy country flag on starboard.
When going from one European Schengen-treaty country to another Schengen-treaty country must I fly the Q flag and check in with Customs
? When travelling on the roads there are no custom formalities any more in such a case.
What is the story when I sail from, say, Holland
to the UK?