Would appreciate anyone's insights re most recent requirements for bringing a sailboat into BC. (Have read previous posts re bringing US boat
, but have some very specific queries here).
We (a couple of Canadian citizens/BC residents) are looking to purchase
a UK-registered 40ft sailboat and bringing her back to BC, with the intention of "snowbirding" (ie Gulf Islands in summer, south in winter).
Not being UK residents, we can't maintain the UK registration
. What would be required to do (or what is best option) to legally keep her in BC. Licence? Register?
What is current import
duty % , and what taxes
must be paid? Can any be deferred? We'd like to avoid any unnecessary expenses!