will hold packages if you make prior arrangements. The key, as far as I can tell, is to have the customs
form on the outside, the name of the boat, and in big letters "YACHT IN TRANSIT". By making arrangements, I've found that marinas, cruising stations (if you're an SSCA member), chandleries, and other boatie places can help expedite the transfer process. Since I tend to change my mind as to my next destination
, I'll arrive, check in, and get on the VHF
and ask for info on who's the best to use to receive mail and parts
. Then I stop by and make arrangements for packages to be received. I give the info to the folks sending the goodies along with specific instructions, and hope the packages arrive before I leave. I've never been charged for the service although I do manage to drop a cruising credit or two in the stores (which may be why many places offer the service for free).