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Old 10-08-2018, 21:08   #16
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Re: Sail from San Diego to Auckland

New Zealand's version of Ebay is Trademe. Have a look at the boats forsale here, they are priced in NZD and listed at least 35% higher than what they sell for.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts
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Also bear in mind that if you are immigrating to New Zealand on a semi-permanent basis (i.e. obtaining a Residency visa), and you've owned your boat for more than a year, and you bring it to NZ kind of simultaneously with moving here, there won't be duty to pay. This also applies to all your home contents, vehicles, etc should you wish to bring them. So actually you should be able to bring your boat to NZ as long as you're (intending) to come here permanently, and can achieve the residency requirements.
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New Zealand's version of Ebay is Trademe. Have a look at the boats forsale here, they are priced in NZD and listed at least 35% higher than what they sell for.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts
That's probably true for some of the privately listed boats, but not for most of the brokered ones. I have lost out on boats to competing offers when coming within 5% of the asking price, and I have certainly had offers of 10-20% below refused. It just depends upon whether the asking price is reasonable, and whether the boat is in good condition. There are, however, a lot of tired old boats on Trademe, many of which have done some serious circumnavigating, and a lot of them are asking way too much considering how much work they really need.
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Income taxes are not excessive, when you find that medical care is part of taxes, not US insurance rates. Food and housing costs may surprise you. Slip rental is less than the States, but not all allow livaboards.
If you don't have a lot of time and money to enjoy the voyage, I suggest selling the boat and buying anew in New Zealand. Plenty of well priced, capable yachts for sale.
Really? 15% sales tax and 30% + income taxes with limited to no deductions for crappy health care makes it “not excessive.”

Slip rent less than states?Bawhaha!

If you get on Southern Cross maybe but nowhere near as good as even Obamacare in the States.

My wife almost died in a public hospital in Takapuna, they called it “gas.”

Trust me, visit, enjoy the scenery, go home.
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@ akprb,

It isn't just NZ, mate. The most dangerous to my health errors occurred in the good old US of A. Bad luck can strike anywhere. Recently, Jim and I have been favorably impressed with the high quality of specialist care available in spots in rural Australia, although they also have some serious problems, as well.

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The time is dependent on your speed, of course. My suggestion is get to the job, and find a way to explore NZ via car first. It is an amazing place. If you are able to swing time off while there, the south pacific is a diverse and enchanting place. Many sail from NZ up to Tonga, Fiji and New Cal during their winter. Taking vacation as a crew might be another way to explore. Finally, getting by air to southeast asia is very reasonable. Be careful, NZ is addictive, you may find you never go back.
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