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Help buying a boat in europe

Ok first up hi to everyone... Here is my question. Probably simple question but with many pitfalls. (hmm we will see). I live in Australia and i have dual citizenship UK / Australian. The price of yachts here in Australia is ridiculous as compared to Europe.
I would like to purchase a Bavaria 40 - 44 ft in europe and sail exstensively in european waters for a few years and eventualy return to Australia. Time is not a factor.
What are some of the things i should look out for regarding VAT, and purchasing my vessel. Do i stay away from certain countries. At some stage i would like to live aboard in the U.K as well. Being a Uk born citizen residing in Australia for most of my life am i able to bring a purchased yacht into U.K without paying the VAT.
Hope this isnt long winded and someone could clear up a few things and give advice.
Cheers !
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