This is only a general request, just so I can do some rough estimates on outgoings.
I may, at some time in the future, purchase
a sailboat in top condition from somewhere on the east coast
of the USA. Probably the lower states (as there seem to be more for sale
down that way of the type I am looking at, no other reason).
It's likely to be between 27 foot (possibly a Nor'sea
27) and 33 foot (Cape Dory 33). Whatever I purchase
will be in good nick, no dogs
I've done all my research
on GST and taxes
, duties, air con compliance etc etc., and it's still likely to be good value to sail one over.
I'm not remotely experienced enough to do such a trip (although I would happily crew if allowed). So ...
1. what is the likely delivery
charge for a skipper
to bring one over (not including air fares)
2. How does one deal with insurance
: do I have to insure the skipper
for the duration of the journey?
3. Any 'skippering' costs I'm not thinking about (I've considered additional or replacement gear
for the sailboat)?
Just a general enquiry. If the costs are likely to be very high, then I'll forget it, but so far, I haven't been able to get a response from any inquiries: I guess everyone is out on the water
NB: UK likely port of call, although I hear landfall at Malta
reduces the GST charge to 10%