Iíve purchased a yacht in Europe
and will be fitting it out with a variety of equipment
after taking possession of it in France
. It will registered outside of the EU, but Iíll be doing most of the initial fitout inside the EU, as well as sailing for periods of time in the Med. As a foreign registered boat
and non EU citizen am I able to claim any VAT exemption for the equipment
, purchased either within the EU or imported from elsewhere. If not, are there countries inside the EU where VAT is lower. Equipment will include watermakers, life rafts etc.