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Old 29-10-2011, 10:55   #1
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American Trying to Register a Boat Bought and Used in Greece

Hello all,

Does anyone have advice here? I'm a US citizen about to buy a 25' or 27' sailboat in Greece and use it in Greece for part of each year. I'm having a hard time finding out about how to register it. I live in California, don't have a UK address or make a financial contribution to the UK, there will be no boat loan on it. I doubt I'm the first person to ever do this... :-)

Thanks for any help.

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Old 29-10-2011, 11:05   #2
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Re: American trying to register a boat bought and used in Greece

You can easily register the boat in the US in CA. The boat does not be in CA to be registered there. CA may want to collect taxes on the boat. Check with your local regulations.

However, if the boat stays in Greece permanently, even if you only use it occasionally you will have to deal with Greek regulations. If you are buying the boat in Greece I am assuming the EU VAT is already paid and the boat is certified to meet EU safety requirements.
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