I am planning to buy a boat owned by an American expat who is living in Macao, and has the craft registered and documented there. Since I am also an American, my plan is to purchase
the boat in Macao and to apply for US Coast Guard documentation
in my name, while readying the boat to cruise
and further afield. (see China
Sea thread for details on all that).
I would clear Macao flying the US flag and carrying USCG documentation
with me when I arrive in Taiwan
. If anyone is familiar with purchasing
a boat in this part of the world, or if anyone sees any potential legal
or financial drawbacks to this plan, please let me know.
Thanks, in advance, to all.