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Old 20-01-2011, 16:55   #1
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Wine and Customs

While I do not drink much on board, I keep a case or two of wine onboard as my cellar at home is far away. From what I have read, I am only allowed one or two bottles per person going into the Bahamas and coming back into the US. Am I understanding the laws correctly? I find it very hard to believe that a 180 foot yacht has only one or two bottles per person aboard. Does anyone have any advice or counsel?

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I can't quote the regulations, but I can tell you the normal practice in the Bahamas. You don't have to list your on board provisions in detail and at check in no one checks your provisions. Darn near every cruising boat that comes carries booze, beer, and wine to last them the length of their cruise. In our case 6 months.

If they got word you were carrying it in to sell, then the defecation would hit the revolving blades.

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I can't see a 180 foot yacht concerning themselves with the cost of duty.
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Matt, the rules will differentiate between "new booze" that you are bringing into a country for the first time, and "old booze" that you listed--you DID list it didn't you?--as being on your boat before you left, which is just coming back unconsumed.

You can find out the regs for each nation online, and you may be able to keep the wine in "bonded storage" i.e. a secure compartment on board, which will be sealed on your entry and checked--it had better have the seal unbroken--when you leave.
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beer is about38-40 usd a case in bahamas{24 cans},last time we came out of florida we pratically filled the v-berth with provisions as some canned food is 3x florida price,,not much difference in price wine/spirits,mix like citrus juice{pastuerized} so can be stored in heat also much less,,never even seen heat-proof milk for sale in islands unless small cans{no quartsize} freshmilk available most islands if reqd,
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