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Non-US citizen buying a yacht in US - where to register??
I want to buy a 30-32' yacht in the US in order to cruise the Gulf and the islands etc. I am an Icelandic citizen.
I understand that I can register the boat in a state (e.g. Florida), but cannnot, as a non-US citizen, document her at the USCG. In order to lawfully skipper the yacht in US waters, I am supposed to de-document the boat.
Is there anyone who knows about this in more details.
Is this feasible or should I register the yacht elsewhere (Panama, Cayman islands...?).
I'd be grateful for more information and if someone out there would be willing to share experience with the rest of us!