Originally Posted by no_plastic_sea
Help. My priced boat is located in Venezuela. The boat is a large 72ft boat I have been considering for years and is perfect. Refitted exactly how I like, etc.
The question is - how does a non-venezuelan male from the USA get in to Venezuela (without being mugged / shot / stabbed / ), legally take ownership of her and get her out without ending up on a youtube video with a ransom speech direct to camera
on a fishing/pirate vessel?
Id imagine I would need to ask them to move her to somewhere a little more desirable than mainland Venezuela?
at this time, one does not consider being usa citizen and voluntarily appearing at the closed borders of venezuela.
you wanna go-- there are already 12 american citizens in prison in vene--the excuse for arresting these vacationers and a newly wed was espionage. they are considered spies. they are in political prison inside vene.
maduro hates usa because his nephews are incarcerated in usa prison for trafficking drugs. oops narconephews. retribution happens, and is happening there.
word from inside vene yesterday was there is no international telephonic communications
, no open ports
and borders are closed. an army general is now in charge iof food
distribution and the ports
. ok. sounds really friendly to me .
running out to buy a boat in a nation bordering on revolution is not always the least pricey way to go. might wanna consider something in a nation not caught up in major issues.
as a usa citizen, iff you are able to get across borders without being arrested, checking into the country might just be a slight issue in and of itself.
i think you would do better in long run buying
it willnot be the pirate fishing
or other vessel you have to concern self with--it is government
of venezuela being so very anti american at present.
ports close aug 1, so if you can get the owners to relocate, do it. mebbe they cannot and that may be the reason for the sale
. could be the owners are in political incarceration in vene awaiting execution. cheap
boats--just cannot move em out of vene. or ever claim rightful ownership. could be one of the yachts confiscated by govt, and unmoveable.
so many different possible scams on this one. be wary. there is a reason why the boat is so very very cheap
. if it sounds too good to be true , it generally is that.