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Old 02-02-2020, 02:41   #1
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Bringing a vessel into the country.

Hi, I sold my last catamaran a while ago and am now looking to upgrade.
I am really impressed with the FP Bahia but there's not too many in Australia for sale. There are a few for sale overseas but I am concerned with bringing it into Australia with Rego, Duty and whatever else they want to hit you with.
I havn't done this before so I know very little about it. To those who have done it, is there a lot of 'Red Tape' involved and expenses and would you go through the process again? Should I just keep looking in Australian waters???
Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Re: Bringing a vessel into the country.

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Hi, I sold my last catamaran a while ago and am now looking to upgrade.
I am really impressed with the FP Bahia but there's not too many in Australia for sale. There are a few for sale overseas but I am concerned with bringing it into Australia with Rego, Duty and whatever else they want to hit you with.
I havn't done this before so I know very little about it. To those who have done it, is there a lot of 'Red Tape' involved and expenses and would you go through the process again? Should I just keep looking in Australian waters???
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Grottie
Itís common to use an import agent

They are alert to regs, tax and other gotcha stuff
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Re: Bringing a vessel into the country.

Getting it out of a country can be quite and adventure too!
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Re: Bringing a vessel into the country.

Here's some good info direct from Australian Border Force (Customs and Immigration): https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exp...orting-a-yacht

But as you haven't done it before, I'd suggest using an agent.
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