SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum > Moving to EU with US boat
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Moving to EU with US boat Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
03-10-2010 10:31 AM
PierreMundo Hi,
Yes you will become a EU resident, but more important a French, Dutch, German, etc. resident. All countries have their own rules above the EU ones. Once in the EU you can move around as EU resident as you like. So there are EU rules for taxes, but every country has it's own specific rules for lets say state-tax and environmental requirements.
As far as I know you can bring your own Household goods without importduties and less complex technical requirements.
So contact your future country for details.
03-10-2010 03:21 AM
Zanshin I think the crux of the matter is 'do you need to re-flag your boat in the EU'. If you need to re-register (or sell) the boat in the EU you will need to do the CE certification, if the boat can stay in the EU and keep the US flag then you don't.
But the best advice given is to contact either the RYA or the UK tax authority directly.
03-09-2010 06:52 PM
sailingdog How old is the boat? Is the manufacturer still in business? If not, then getting it EU RCD certified is going to be an issue more likely than not.
03-09-2010 05:32 PM
PCP I believe you want to say "CE certified"?

If it is the case, unless you have a relativelly new boat that has been already certified (by the manufacturer) in the EC...the engine would be the least of your problems.

I think mintcakekeith suggestion is a good one.
03-09-2010 05:12 PM
mintcakekeith I believe the RYA legal dept would be able to help you out (you may need to join. K
03-09-2010 04:34 PM
wwilson Hopefully Jack of Whoosh (now returned) will come up and answer this. I have read his wisdom on the SSCA web. If he doesn't appear, go to SSCA.org and search.
03-09-2010 03:46 PM
3Reefs
Moving to EU with US boat

Has anybody any direct experience of taking a US boat to the European Union to live and dealing with the CE mark (RCD) certification? I DON'T mean just cruising in the EU under the 18 month rule, but actually going there as a US citizen with a US-flagged yacht to become an EU resident.

There is VAT and the CE mark. I have established that I would be VAT exempt because I could bring the boat as a "temporary import," ie a personal possession.

But if I understand correctly I would have to get the boat CE marked, which primarily means the engine being certified to meet the emmissions requirements. This is potentially a major hassle and expense as engines more than 10 years old can be declared invalid.

However, there is a lot of confusing info about whether the CE mark would apply to a US-flagged boat brought in as a "temporary import."

Grateful if anyone has experienced this scenario.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.