Yes, we found the boat in Noumea after searching for a while now - it's a 1996 HR39. We brought it over with the help of the previous owners. So far we haven't had any problems with importing, customs
, etc. I think the best thing is to surf the internet
and keep your eye on HRs in the area. I agree, the prices in Aus are a little higher than overseas, but you've got to weigh up the importation/tax costs and whether you'd be prepared to sail it back from wherever yourself to keep costs down. Happy hunting!