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|10-26-2006 12:19 PM|
|hellosailor||And how much is passage through the Panama Canal now anyway? Something over $1000 minimum for a sailboat, isn't it?|
|10-26-2006 06:35 AM|
|Jedah||I had a quote for a 40' loa 12.5'Beam of US$25,700 with 5 months notice discount 20%, 3 Months 10% from Dockwise Yacht Transport B.V. www.yacht-transport.com (Port Everglades to Brisbane), quote was back in March 05. Includes lashing, insurance, support etc. Hope that may also be useful info.|
|10-25-2006 10:45 AM|
Ive done my figures on a catalina 38 from west coast USA to Brissy. In US dollars. Boat around 50K
Transport with Dockwisw 17K after 20% early payment
Duty in Aus nil ( free trade agreement)
GST 10% total purchase and transport cost
Antifoul, clean and fumigate in US. AQIS will consider this when inspectinig.
|10-21-2006 09:59 AM|
A bit More
Based on a Cruising World article.....the base is at least $250 @ foot
There are discounts avail for early booking. Here's Dockwise link.......just ask for a quote:
|10-21-2006 08:45 AM|
Back again mate.
The blokes name is John Champion and it was a hunter.
My mistake, he SAILED it back to OZ.
But if you want to contact C.H. from OS you could try firstname.lastname@example.org
She is editor and tell her what you want. She helps a lot of people with this sort of thing.
I cant find the issue where it is printed.
lotsa luck mate
|10-20-2006 01:09 PM|
Cheers for all the replies... I've looked into the issues such as import costs and so forth but it was just the pure transport cost I was wondering about. I'll track down that CH issue (probably unread in my mail at home - I'm OS at the moment) and check it out - thanks for the tip Jim.
Does anyone know someone who has done this? I'm not committed to buying a Nth Hemisphere boat, but its just nice to cover all the bases. There are still plenty of good boats to be had down-under, especially NZ it seems.
|10-20-2006 05:27 AM|
If you are in Australia, CRUISING HELMSMAN did a story on it some months ago.
Followed a guy(Nigel someone I think) who did it witha Hunter.
You have to add on GST, fumigation of entire boat, full clean down for AQUIS of outside of hull and I bet the Govt. will have a few more things for you to do.
Good luck mate.
|10-20-2006 03:33 AM|
No help on price but I would like to let you know that when I was a rider on a Dockwise trip from Ft lauderdale to ensenada recently I was impressed by the care the transport crew gave to even the smallest boats aboard. Washdowns once a week! highly recommended.
www.yacht-transport.com/ Check out their site and give them a call.
|10-20-2006 12:27 AM|
|roger753||A full keel 30' may not fit on a 40' container because of it's hight. Did you consider hiring a crew to sail it over there? Start thinking on U$3,00 a mile plus crew and boat expenses.|
|10-20-2006 12:00 AM|
I'm not sure it was here but read a recent thread on this, something like $15,000 to use the top-end float-on-float-off transport. Probably substantially less if you ship the boat in a cargo container. If it can fit the beam and height, you'd need a 40' container. If you don't want to become a freight forwarder
AFAIK Oz has some type of exemption on duties for US-made boats right now, but once you add in the cost of a couple of round trips to the US to actually visit boats, survey boats, select boats...I can see another fast $5-10,000 being spent that way too.
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