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Re: Why Are Boats In Europe Cheaper?

I modelled my recent new boat purchase in detail - combining all of the commissioning costs with purchase price, rebates and other factors. I could choose between factory dealer in France, where the boat was manufactured, dealers in the U.K., Germany and Annapolis. Purchasing and particularly commissioning the boat with extras and all the little/big stuff for a new boat (flatware,cushions,safety equipment,SSB,dinghy,etc.) was by far cheaper to do in the USA than at any of the others - and the European VAT wasn't going to be paid since the boat would leave the EU so that wasn't a factor.


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