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Old 17-10-2012, 18:22   #1
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Buy a boat in Canada or US?

Hi all,

I am new to the boating life, and have a question to all you international boaters out there. I live in Seattle, but have just taken up a contract job in Vancouver, Canada. I've always wanted to live on a boat and I thought here is my chance, since I will be traveling on a weekly basis from Seattle to Vancouver, stay about 3 days and then drive back to Seattle. So I plan to keep a boat in Vancouver to live on for the 3 days a week instead of staying in hotels. This project is going to last about 3 years.

So here is my question, do I buy the boat in the US and sail it over to Vancouver, and keep it there as a live aboard, but what about registration - I guess I'll need to "import" it, which will add to my fees. Or do I buy it in Canada, keep it there without importing it, but at the end of the project, either sell it or import it back into the US. Does anyone have any experience in moving boats across borders like this and the registration / import issues I'll have to deal with?

Thanks much!
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