Originally Posted by CaptJDK
For years I have been toying with the idea of bringing my US flagged (Florida) and Coast Guard documented sailboat to the Med. Does anyone have any advise on that? What are the rules as far as keeping the boat for several summers in EU waters? What are the issues with the shore power
I met a couple last year that had brought their boat by yacht carrier from the US to Palma. They told me that they were only allowed to keep their boat there for 6 months or they would have to pay VAT. Any ideas on costs to bring a 32' to 35' sailboat by yacht carrier from Lauderdale to the Med?
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
done to death here
(1) The boat is allowed 18 months in the EU, resettable by leaving for one day, VAT free ( 6 months was the old restriction, gone now a few years )
(2) Currently non EU crew are allowed 90 days in 180, then must leave EU for 90 days
(3)Shore power is widely available,230VAC 50Hz single
phase , variable power , mostly IEC 60309 blue connectors
(4) Propane is not common, butane is widely available, Camping Gax cylinders being common, you will need to carry a conversion to allow this bottle to be used. Refilling is technically illegal, but still continues.
and Montenegro WILL require a certificate of competency, but will accept many US ones, like ASA
etc, some countries may ask for ICC
but cannot legally demand it, again having an ASA
or similar is useful.
(6) You will need insurance
, minimum third party , typically 3 million euros public liability.
(7) A tolerance for beautiful near naked womem, great food
, fantastic wine, amazing history
Ship based yacht transport will be in excess of 10K.