With all due respect to Catabroker, I am an Australian citizen and make my living by import
None of my questions were actually answered except with smoke and mirrors.
As I deal a lot with China
I find it difficult to get them to read something that is not in point form, maybe us Aussie speak a different english
to the rest of the world.
1 - I was born at night - but not last night,
2 - GSt (tax) in Aus is 10%
3 - Import
duty on a yacht is 5%
4 - Not sure how that equals 25%
5 - South Africa
has the same voltage as Aus and I know for a fact that the 110V wiring
conversion is a matter of replacing the terminal outlet points and as someone said is "marginally" more expensive than 110V
6 - I was requesting a price
to collect at RCYC (Royal Cape yacht Club) Cape Town South Africa
to start a around the world cruise
7 - By doing this the vessel would be exempt from tax until I arrived at the final destination
and "imported" it - by then it would be second hand and "valued" at a lot less,
8 - By collecting I am doing my own "delivery" so no delivery
charges no matter how "far" the destination
9 - I fully understand that R&C probably make 95% of thier profit from charter
operations and salute them on that, maybe private buyers are just a pain in the royal keel
10 - I had to find a point 10 because I am running out of thoughts and it is crazy to stop on point number 9!
Anyway chaps back to business, the GFC (which I refuse to partake in) and the watching of the forums
and ridiculous answers at times that read like a comedy novel, gives some of us a great chuckle.
So Catabroker take care and dont worry as I have decided it is easier to buy somewhere else maybe second hand and spend the $300K differnece to live and cruise
on for now and still keep the original difference in the kitty.
Fair winds and keep the shiny side up