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Sailing in Europe?
If your French is comprehensible, try posting your question at http://www.sail-the-world.com/forumSTW/start_forum.cfm
You may have to sign up, but the denizens there seem to be quite up on TVA, import duties, registration requirements and general advice, especially for the Med. The TVA does jack up prices for boats and boating items in Europe. The last I heard there were requirements for paying taxes or duties or fees of a substantial sort if you stayed beyond a certain period, even if your boat is documented with the USCG and flies a US flag. We were only in France a few weeks on our trip, and the laws have all changed since then, besides.