Im in a similar situation.
Looking at a Spanish registered vessel currently owned by the Spanish charter
company, so TAX Unpaid status.
My goal would be to purchase via my business and re register in Jersey.
As my business is overseas (not EU) i understand I would not pay VAT, nor any other TAX within the EU. (and move out pretty quickly)
I understand I would need to get the official registration
documents from the Registrador de bienes muebles which will show any liens etc on the boat.
Also it will need to be de-registered with the Spanish boat registry.
A material survey
, to determine any issues, verify condition of the vessel
once all that is done i would need a bill of sale
and 5 years of them, tonnage survery and all corresponding paperwork completed for Jersey registration.
Ideally complete the transaction in Gibraltar
so i could re-enter EU fresh with travel permit
for the vessel.
Is there anything I am missing ? or that I have wrong ?
Oh - and i understand that with boat transactions and Spanish law, the vessel has a guarantee of min 6 months, max 2 years where if you find something wrong that was not disclosed you can ask for some money off the sale
price, or a full return/refund. Can anyone add that that ?