Originally Posted by Reefer.
Has anyone noticed how much cheaper imported boats are getting here in Aus?
- Strong AUD
- Weak USD
- More imports coming through
- General global financial woes
Is that what might be causing this?
Has the import taxes and duties been changed due to Free trade
I have not noticed any real change but that does not mean much you could be right but I might suggest that sales at this end may be the real cause. Although our dollar is favourable you still have to find a buyer at this end and from what I have seen boat ownership
is on the decline. Brokers and marina staff are suggesting things are not that good in both areas. Increased running costs electricity and water
have pushed the fees
up + less customers looking for berths. While Julia and her Red mates are in government
its not likely to change either.
No the taxes and duty has not gone down, has any government
charge gone any other direction other than skyward.