Originally Posted by anthem00
Boats sell for the highest generally around Florida. Brokers most over will tell you that as well. But yes, the costs of dockage in florida is also high just from a demand point of view. But if your boat is in guatemala or somewhere that isnt that accessible, you will lose out on those sellers that it doesnt make sense to travel there, or have a surveyor
go out there to survey
a boat that it costs a good amount to just access. .
also, that being said - if your boat is located in US waters and it isnt flagged here, technically you cant sell it to a US buyer
If the boat has not been imported into the USA, that is, has been custom's duty paid, it can not be offered for sale
to a USA resident, hence one routinely sees advertisements for boat that are located in the USA stating: Not for Sale
to Residents of the USA.
If a USA resident expresses interest in the boat, e.g., makes an offer then the boat will need to be imported into the USA to be sold
or to proceed towards marketing
it to that person.
If someone who is not a resident of the USA expresses interest in purchasing
the boat then it will need to either be imported into the USA to be sold
in the USA, or it will need to be transported out of the USA to a foreign place or port to be sold, albeit typically invokes its own need to be imported into that foreign place or port to be availed the right to sale the sailboat.
will explain the details and the work
around and will be sure to include the proper disclaimer language on any and all marketing
information, be that websites, signage, print media, etc.
Duty on a France
made Bennie should only be 1.5%. There is no VAT in the USA but there can be a State Sales or Use taxation upon sale.
Not sure about the need for compliance as the engine
as to emission regulations
will be for that older boat, which may preclude its admission as to importation until it is brought into compliance as to emissions. If that is an issue that can invoke a very expensive new engine installation
Presently I know of no retaliatory tariff for EU built vessels imposed by the US Customs
upon importation entry to the USA;
whereas be aware that the EU has imposed a 25% tariff on vessels imported from the USA to the EU and that retaliatory tariff is scheduled to increase to be 50% of the CIF value of the USA origin boat when imported into the USA. And that retaliatory tariff is in addition to the regular tariff duty; also note that EU VAT will be imposed on the full value of CIF plus the all of the EU duty so one will be looking at say 70+% cost of importing a USA origin boat into the EU later this year. No joy in that harsh duty and VAT expense.