Originally Posted by BillBeggs
snip) We noticed that there are some good looking boats in USA at very reasonable prices. Would it be a plan to buy in USA and sail back to Australia
? How deep is the red tape
? All advice is welcomed. Regards, Bill
There are lots of threads on the subject. Yes its do-able. Very do-able. Duty applies on some boats and not on others. GST applies to all boats as well as a nice hidden GST on the cost of the delivery- even if you sail it here yourself. If your last stop is NZ you pay GST on that leg. Sigh.. Gotta love the ato.
before you leave US is a good idea. Though not all people do it. But after a chat to google
on those two subjects you will be well informed.
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My own research
todate shows that by the time you cost in converting a coastal cruiser to a Blue water
boat plus running costs along the way, you wont really save that much money
on an AUS bought boat. But you will get a wonderful 6/12 month experience that can continue around Aus when you get back.. Happy hunting...