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Old 06-11-2021, 15:00   #1
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Brazil, buying a sailboat questions

Hello everyone,

I am interested in a sailboat that is registered in Brazil. Does anyone have experience in purchasing a boat with a Brazilian registration and how the transfer process goes including any taxes that might me due to a foreign buyer ?

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Re: Brazil, buying a sailboat questions

That will depend on which country you'll want to register the boat.
As to the foreign purchase in Brazil, Copacabana knows more than I do and may chime in.
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That will depend on which country you'll want to register the boat.
As to the foreign purchase in Brazil, Copacabana knows more than I do and may chime in.
I could register in either Canada or the USA whichever makes more sense.

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I could register in either Canada or the USA whichever makes more sense.



Thanks for the reply
I assume you are citizen of both countries, in Canada you can register if you are either a citizen or a PR, but in the US you must be a citizen.
There are several threads on the subject for the registration process and documentation needs, a quick search using the custom Google search under the search tab will provide you with plenty info.
In Canada you can register the boat but only pay the taxes and duty (if applicable) once you bring it into the country.
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I assume you are citizen of both countries, in Canada you can register if you are either a citizen or a PR, but in the US you must be a citizen.
There are several threads on the subject for the registration process and documentation needs, a quick search using the custom Google search under the search tab will provide you with plenty info.
In Canada you can register the boat but only pay the taxes and duty (if applicable) once you bring it into the country.
Yes I am a citizen of both countries. I am more interested in how it works in Brasil, getting the boat legally transferred into my name and the money transfer etc ?
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Re: Brazil, buying a sailboat questions

Northernguy, is the boat still in Brazil? The process of changing ownership is quite easy here, but you'll need to be here in person or give someone a power of attorney to handle it for you. Basically, you need a receipt (can be a simple contract with the signatures of both parties notarized) and then you fill out a few forms, pay a fee (about USD 8.00) and head into the Capitania dos Portos office to register the transfer. If you post more information, perhaps I can help. I think it might be easier to hire a "despachante" (a professional who deals with the paperwork for a small fee) to handle this for you, but I suspect you'll have to actually come to Brazil to do this (or make a notarized and legally translated power of attorney and send it to Brazil). Send more information and let's see if we can find a solution
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