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Old 06-12-2022, 09:28   #1
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WHERE TO SELL MY LIVEABOARD

Good day,
I am currently sailing my 1978 Corbin 39 in the windward islands. Unfortunately at the end of this season my wife and I have to sell her.
Iím wondering if it would be better to sell her in say Grenada or bring her to the USA probably Florida.
She is a Canadian flagged boat.
Thanks for any advice as we have never had to sell a boat before.
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Definitely would have more traffic for seeing your boat in the USA, say fort lauderdale
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Try here in the classifieds and see what shakes out.
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You’ll always make more money selling it in the USA.
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Martinique and St Marteen, Antigua..
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Would it be possible to hang on 4 months or so to the spring. Might solve a bunch of logistic problems.
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Would it be possible to hang on 4 months or so to the spring. Might solve a bunch of logistic problems.
That's nearly end of season where he is..
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That's nearly end of season where he is..

Amen...use to live just down the road from there near Toronto. It was amazing that I picked up the sailing bug in that weather environment. I rode my Harley south in 77 until I found palm trees...
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Florida is probably the best place . People boat all year round, people come to Fl to look at boats, there are a lot of boats in Fl and brokers also. It's a relatively easy trip back to the US.
BUT, I don't know the paper/financial difficulties of selling a Canadian boat in the US.....
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Try posting on here plus Apollo Duck (free ads with 1 pic) and Scanboats to cover Europe/UK where there are quite a few lovers of Scandinavian styled boats..
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It is illegal to sell a Canadian boat in the US. There are ways around it but recommend you find a broker experienced with the issue.
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When I was still a Canadian, I sold mine in Ca. That was in 1990 through a broker. I think it was as simple as a DMV transfer into the new owners name. I think after that, you could USCG document.
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When I was still a Canadian, I sold mine in Ca. That was in 1990 through a broker. I think it was as simple as a DMV transfer into the new owners name. I think after that, you could USCG document.
Then the broker knew what had to be done to circumvent the law.
Just google ... "Selling a foreign boat in the US"

and ... No A Canadian cannot USCG Document a boat. (the OP suggests he is Canadian).
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Why can <mike toynton> not import his boat into the US and then sell it? He would (of course) lose the importation money, but could he not then sell it?

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Why can <mike toynton> not import his boat into the US and then sell it? He would (of course) lose the importation money, but could he not then sell it?

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it would cost him sales tax (at the border), brokerage fees and possibly duty (depending on country of build). He'd also have to establish residence in a state to get it state registered which is another ball of wax for a non citizen.
How much is he prepared to loose ?
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