Me and my wife are about to buy a used wooden boat in the UK. I am an American citizen with permanent resident status in Norway
, while my wife is a Norwegian citizen. We seem to have hit a bit of a snag. After we pick up the boat, we plan to sail south for the summer. Thing is that we can't keep her registered in the UK, and Norway
won't let us register her until she has been physically imported! So then we are stuck without a flag. We could sail directly back to Norway, but couldnt do it without being registered because we need to stop along the way. We have no plan of doing that anyways, as our plans are to go south. I'm not sure why they care if the boat is in the country as long as we pay the VAT. They dont even look at the boat, so that is one option, though not an honest one. What to do?