Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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Thanks for the P.M. I am replying here with some of the same information I sent you for completeness:
Because of NAFTA, there is no duty to bring a boat built in U.S. or Canada back into the U.S. There's like a $30 fee or so. It took about an hour. No big deal. You will have to pay registration and Washington sales tax. Figure about 10% total
Everybody seems to want 3% extra to convert U.S. currency to Canadian. That was a last minute unhappy surprise. However, the escrow agent helped me do the transfer for a reasonable fee. That's not what they usually do, but they felt sorry for me and took care of it.
Here's the escrow agent I used:
MARINE TITLES (CANADA) LTD.
400 - 1681 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4M6
Tel: (604) 736-3377
Fax: (604) 736-3072
Email: marinetitlesltd at telus dot net
She was great. I'd use them again...
Marine Titles performed the transfer in a way that there was no Canada or BC tax.
As Marty said, I had the title, bill of sale, and a release of the boat from Canadian registry (The escrow company handled this), and showed up at the Customs dock in Point Roberts and got on the phone. I paid them around $30 (They need exact change) and was out of there quickly.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
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