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Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

Originally Posted by ebs001 View Post
ykm, so try the "having work done" route. Another way is to hire a US captain, actually any nationality but Canadian and he doesn't have to be a captain, to deliver the boat and don't take ownership until it's delivered to Alaska.
Canada Customs has some strange rules. Another frustrating rule is that, as a Canadian, you cannot rent a car in the US and drive it into Canada. In fact you cannot drive someone elses car.
I am Canadian and have many times rented a car in the US and driven back into Canada with it. Rental companies I have dealt with include a permission letter with the rental contract.

I have also delivered Canadian boats into US waters with the sales contract in my pocket (not a broker, just a messenger), then handed the boat over to the American buyers so they do not have to pay sales taxes here as technically with the hand over of the vessel that completes the sale.

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