Hello from MT's ya'll,
May I say that this community is an invaluable resource and I hope to be more of a contributor than user soon...that said,
I am looking to purchase
a few big ticket items and wonder if there is a cheaper way than buying
locally in the VI's. The yacht is in the BVI
Looking to outfit our new to us Lagoon 440
with double wind
generators, a couple solar panels
, new dinghy
. I have a "property manager" on site that can handle logistics, we have discussed many options.
I know the gear
I want, now it's a matter of where to purchase
- locally or ship there from?
Buy locally, it seems that the BVI's are about as expensive as it gets.
Send to St Thomas for pickup and sail back over to the BVI
for install (or install there on US side). If it's on the boat
or for it, I believe that it's not an "import" item - as in for resale.
Ship to the BVI through the USA (Miami route) paying for all included- shipping
multiple stops, duty, taxes
ect. They assume it's going to be resold.
Ship to Snt Martin then ship to BVI's
I know there are countless other options but this is what I have distilled down to for what I have time and money
for; of which I have more of one than the other...you can guess.
Thanks for all the amazing knowledge here,
Truly one of the best contributing resources to our modern sailing world.