Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 441 Times in 418 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question
If it's a North American built boat there will be no duty, but there would be taxes. If it's euro or Asian built then duty would apply. BUT... none of that should matter until you actually import the boat, so I guess it's going to come down to the definition of 'importing' (I'd hope that involved actually registering or licensing the boat, as opposed to 'passing through')
With your dual citizenship you can be an 'American' passing through Canadian waters, n'est pas?
Ask Jackdale to help you sail it from WA to Alaska around the outside!!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)