There is a homemade steel cutter on the hard
in Carriacou I am interested in. The boat
was built in 1997 by the current
and original owner. She currently registered in Australia
and applicable taxes
are paid and up to date. The owner is in Carriacou as well.
I get I want to ultimately get USCG documented. As result I would want any sale
to documented in such a way as to make that as easy as possible.
What would be steps involved in buying
and importing the boat into the US?
I know I need a bill of sale
. Does it matter which "form" I use? I saw one on the USCG site.
I think the engine
is orginal (circa 1997). If that is the case, would any engine
of that age be exempt from EPA certification
? What model year (and earlier years) is grandfathered in with regard to Clean Air?
Should I get a customs
Is it a good idea to get a US or Carriacouian(?) broker involved to make sure all the t's are corssed and i's dotted?
Are there any other fees
involve other than duty, sales tax, documentation fees
and brokers' fee?
How complex is getting a boat like this documented?