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Agree with Indians..go to Scandinavia and buy it there..
Check Portugal, Spain and Italy, where a lot of older people that bought very good boats are selling them cheaper.
Plus in the States they have this habit of hiring surveyors for everything..(may be too many law suits), even to see if the boat is good or not..so keep in mind that there are other expenses to account in the US.
Plus..if something goes wrong...the previous owner is too far away...
I think by the time you pay duties and taxes, etc. It will cost the same.
Now...they DO HAVE a lot more choice and some really exquisite marvellous and unique boats, that we don't have in Europe...they have these Pearsons, Island PAckets, Hylas etc. that we don't have, and some are quite cheap...but again..European certification..might not be existent.
But also, proportionally have a lot of crap...