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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-15-2011 02:43 AM
moonlitsail Excellent news! Just in case...!
10-19-2010 12:28 AM
waterant Thank you for the information. I already sold the boat to a local couple but will keep them in mind for the future.
10-19-2010 12:25 AM
FDR14127
crossing the border

Call ATL, Andrews Trucking in Virgil ON & they will fill you in on the details crossing the border. They do most of the factory delivery for Ca nadian yachts.
09-27-2010 02:17 PM
Bluesmoods Yes.
09-20-2010 01:34 PM
djodenda First update in my first posting...
09-19-2010 02:40 PM
waterant Thanks, David. This this a good news.

The only difference will be if the buyer will not be with the boat at the time of the border crossing but, I guess, the tracking company might be able to use their customs broker to clear it. Should not cost more than $70-100. I'll check with them.

Faster, thank you for help on this. I'm in Toronto and most of inquiries I'm getting are from FL and NC so might be too expensive for the buyer to drive with the boat.
09-19-2010 01:13 PM
blt2ski David,

Is the BIG kyrie on the E dock yet? or does the brother still have it out? I'm going to clean out my boat a bit today, thought I might try to check yours out a bit more than glancing at it as I took off for PL, and home soaking wet!

Marty
09-19-2010 11:33 AM
Faster Thanks for chiming in, David

btw Kyrie looks great!! (are you a still a two-boat owner??)

Oh.. Waterant - if you are in the Vancouver area and I can help let me know.
09-19-2010 10:49 AM
djodenda Ant:

Yes, Faster is correct. I just imported a boat from Vancouver to the U.S.

It was surprisingly easy, especially since Faster drove me from the train station to the boat. Maybe he will do the same for you.

I will post a quick reply now and more later...


1) Because of NAFTA, as long as the boat is of U.S. or Canadian origin, there are no taxes or duties for importing the boat.

2) You do not need a customs broker, if you are bringing the boat across yourself.

3) The whole process cost me about an hour and around $30.

4) I was pretty anxious about it, but it was easy.

5) The most difficult part of the whole transaction was the conversion of funds from U.S. to Canada. It seems that everyone wants to take 2%, and they aren't exactly upfront about this. Part of the problem was that I was transferring money from my credit union, instead of a bank.

I used a Canadian escrow company and they converted funds without the surcharge. That more than covered their escrow fees.



I will dig up the documents I had, and repost later today.

David
09-19-2010 09:55 AM
waterant
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
A member here - djodenda - has recently done just that; bought in Vancouver and imported to near Seattle.. perhaps send him a PM with your question.
Great, thanks. I'll do that.
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