We have been sailing the Med for over 7 years with our American flagged sailboat. By always spending at least one night outside the Schengen Zone every summer, we’ve taken advantage of the 18 months allowed to sail in Europe
without having to deal with the Vat. Past years have seen us stop in Gibraltar
, or Albania. We now have the boat
in Monfalcone in the Adriatic
near Trieste. Since we want to spend the summer in the States and not on the boat
for the long haul to Albania, I was wondering if anyone knew whether Croatia
, which is in the EU but not the Schengen zone, would be considered a country which would allow us another 18 months Vat free. Any feedback would be appreciated.