if you intend paying vat at purchase
in the uk the vessel is deemed vat paid so you can come back at any time to the eu.
should you export the vessel without paying vat as a resident of the bvi,you will get 18 months before having to import
the vessel in to the eu.
if you are an eu resident,vat is payable on purchase
,if you manage to avoid this,it is payable immediatly the vessel arrives in eu waters.
no i'dont work for the tax office but elected to import
and pay vat on my yacht,as i changed my status from non res to resident that is more than 185 days in an eu county and pay tax there.