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Old 04-11-2011, 07:48   #16
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Re: Gibraltar would be ideal

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Reading though your situation I think that you should seriously consider Gibraltar as a base. I've had my boat there for the last two years without any problems - there's no hidden taxes and all procedures are simple to understand in English. If you choose to register here you can even have the Red Ensign.

By choosing an annual berth I got a 20% discount at Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar plus saved much more by using the tax free fuel in Gib.

And there's always the weather - we spent six hours sunbathing on board on Nov 1st.

All in all I can't see why more people don't base there?
well because frankly its not a nice place to live , in a boat. trapped between a mountain and a runway!. Id prefer to over winter in Europe proper, better food, better culture, better marinas

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:09   #17
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Re: Gibraltar would be ideal

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Reading though your situation I think that you should seriously consider Gibraltar as a base. I've had my boat there for the last two years without any problems - there's no hidden taxes and all procedures are simple to understand in English. If you choose to register here you can even have the Red Ensign.

By choosing an annual berth I got a 20% discount at Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar plus saved much more by using the tax free fuel in Gib.

And there's always the weather - we spent six hours sunbathing on board on Nov 1st.

All in all I can't see why more people don't base there?
I think it might be the scruffy town, the dirty streets, the downmarket pubs and restaurants, the bad service, or maybe the limited marina services........

I can only relay what we've found in four visits in the last decade. The last time we were in the region we did not even think it worthwhile to stop for cheap fuel.

It's a shame, but understandable.

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and then there's the gibbo's and drunken squaddies.....................
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I think it might be the scruffy town, the dirty streets, the downmarket pubs and restaurants, the bad service,
And I thought they prided themselves on being different to England.......
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Re: Spanish ISDMT (Matriculation) Tax Problem

Why not try visiting Tunisia - its outside Europe, cheap and starightforward of you stay under 6 months.
I live in Spain, paid the 12% but the different port areas apply it differently, like many things in Spain. It is nearly impossible to get a certain answer for a particular question.
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