I belong to a sailing club and we will soon be advertising our Fontaine Pajot Lavezzi catamaran
for private sale
. The boat
is in New Caledonia
for the next couple of months and we want to try to sell her while we are still over there. If we don't sell her, we will bring her back to Australia
and put her into the hands of a broker. She is Australian registered and fully imported into Australia
and will most likely appeal to Australian buyers as no taxes
will be payable.
Does anyone have any experience buying/selling boats in New Caledonia
as a foreigner? How difficult would it be dealing with French/New Cal
bureaucracy and paperwork. Should we engage a local solicitor/notary or would we be better off not trying to do this privately and going through a broker either local or Australia-based. Is there any way for the sale
to take place under Australian jurisdiction (between an Australian buyer and Australian seller) if the yacht is still physically located in New Caledonia?
I speak/read French fairly fluently.