Originally Posted by savoir
Lagoon4us I suggest you register in one of the local British territories - Isle of Man, Gibraltar
, Jersey, Guernsey. They are all fairly cheap. Your downside is being subject to the 18 month rule
. UK itself is even cheaper if you are OK with telling fibs about your address.
You will only have to prove that you have residency anywhere outside EU.
will be of no use against Australia's GST. Your duty to pay will accrue on arrival. Your choice there is to keep the boat out of Australia
or to arrive in a few years after the boat has depreciated and reduced the GST debt.
Hi we have no issue with paying the GST (at purchase price
rates) when we arrive in Australia. What we don't wish to do is also pay it elsewhere naturally....
The 18 month rule whilst annoying is not a biggie as we intend to exit the Med ARC
The discussion here has a couple of purposes the first is to get some understanding of the req's of various countries for registration as first hand experienced by cruisers.
Secondly in our situation all our documentation
is in AUSTRIAN as in the place of "Sound of Music" etc Whereas in Australia "Skippy" etc registration is a very slow process ie 12 weeks also complicated by the foreign documentation
This is exacerbated by us being with the boat in Croatia
(de-registered). From the helpful comments we have contacted Gibralter as we hold UK passports as well so that's cool, doing this through an agent may well be the simplest.
As you say it's important to keep it out of EU grips, we will not overstay anywhere, we will be constantly heading West to catch ARC
. If we decide to linger we will spend time outside of EU to stop the clock a little and exit 2014 instead.
Some good points have come out in this discussion, it is a big help for anyone buying
foreign to be able to witness the flow of info.