Originally Posted by sww914
The guys who own PV Yachts are on this dock. They've given a little advice but I asked them if they would act as an agent and he said "We do NOT handle paperwork on boats that we don't sell.
Yep. They're owner/brokers & lust after that full commission.
You want someone farther down the food chain, an office assistant who knows what paperwork you need & would like a little moonlighting cash.
For instance, Mexico requires a Temporary Import Permit for foreign-registered boats, which IIRC is good for nine or ten years. Is that permit transferable, or must you apply for a new one when you buy a boat there? And does the clock reset if you reapply, or must the boat be taken out of MX waters for six months? Will you owe sales tax? To whom? A sales assistant will probably be able to answer those questions for you. On a strictly advisory & hypothetical basis, of course.
"Let's say 'my friend
' wanted to purchase a sailboat here. What sort of documents would a person like that need to (theoretically
) obtain, and in what order? Here's a little cash consideration for your opinions
Everyone understands this game.
Brokers hate it, but they don't actually
have a right to a commission on every boat sold within their territory.