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Nice choice and certainly checks the boxes you laid out. When does the Med cruise begin? Best of luck with her.
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Congratulations... sounds like a great boat and deal. Not to worry about age of a well taken care, loved and sailed boat of that vintage. Shiva is 1985 edition and has been cared for diligently and sailed 10s of thousands of miles with thousands of hrs on the MD17D. She had had lots of equipment replaced/renewed over the years... such as several dodgers, suits of sails, ports and hatches, upholstery. When she's waxed she almost looks new. She due for a new rub rail this year.

You did the right thing. You're going to love and enjoy everything about that boat! Gorgeous!
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When does the Med cruise begin? Best of luck with her.
Heading over to Malta in June. Will get the standing rigging replaced and tidy her up and bit and then the plan will be Italy, Greece & Turkey most probably this season before heading across the Atlantic next year.
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A bit of an update on buying our boat.


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Congratulations. I wish you all the best.
So, the adventure begins. Maybe we'll see you down this way one day.
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Congrats Chal,

You waited and we're rewarded. She's a looker. I've always had a fondness for Moodys.
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That's the plan......

I don't think we will hang around the Med for more than a season or so. The Schengen visa situation discourages us from doing that, as does our budget and my desire to find cheap rum!
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.....The Schengen visa situation discourages us from doing that.....
I'm curious how you'll manage that. As I understand it, you'll get 6 months. What happens to the boat (ie VAT, import, etc), if it's left there for a year or two? Perhaps the latter is advantaged by buying it there in the first place, but where will it be flagged?

My wife is a dual citizen and I just recently realized that I have a foreign birth rite to apply for EU citizenship as well, as my Grandmother was born there. Not sure it will do me any good. We might be entitled to a perpetual stay, but I wouldn't want to import our boat.


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My understanding is that the boat gets 18 months as it will be Australian flagged.

You can then leave the EU to 'reset' the clock on the boat and this is common practice.

I am a dual Biritsh/Australian national and so I am (currently.....pending Brexit) fine to stay in the EU indefinitely, my wife and children as Australian citizens get 90 days in any 6 month period on the Schengen visa. Both Croatia and Turkey are popular 'non Schengen' countries to wait out your time.

In reality we will leave the boat, probably in Greece and return home over Christmas to catch up with family and top up the cruising kitty before going back again so the combination of the above gets us easily through two seasons.

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Thanks for the thoughts. Dual citizenship seems to help, but I do wonder what VAT rules apply, if you are an EU citizen. IOW, if you are in the EU, as a citizen, can you avoid their VAT, just by flagging the vessel outside the EU, or does it physically need to be outside the EU. The whole thing gives me a headache.


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