I doubt you can beat the tax man. Generally to get VAT back you need the forms filled out by seller and the goods need to be shipped out of EU or placed on the boat when you clear out. You could buy through a yard as part of a refit. That MIGHT qualify as a EU company was doing work on a non EU boat.You would have to check.
The Internet will provide the best deal on gear pricewise. Good luck with 700 kilos of chain on a Cat.
Thanks Jimmy. I think? i was looking for something a bit more informative.
Yes VAT company's are all around even in the Marina i am in. i was looking for people who have done the same thing as me and have good recommendations.
purchased there items, got the forms from the vendor and then declared it upon leaving the EU to recieve VAT back.
this i have all discussed with Greek customs. all good. now i need the good vendors. Any one with a lead to suitable Vendors would be appreciated.
and there must be online vendors in Europe that can compete with the prices of Defender and the other US on line providers that ship local in the EU. i suspect they are in another language so they do not come up in my searches or i am being Geo blocked for advertising.
but i cant imagine with all the boats in Greece and Croatia some one has not made a booming business selling stuff.
just need to find them.
As for chain. ?? 700 kilos for 100m of chain. wow thats 3/4 chain. we could lift the boat on one strand and thats with tanks full of water and fuel and that is 1000 letters of fluid.
no we use 3/8 BBB chain and its good. no issue. we had 150m and i had to cut 60m off that was rusted. looks like it was original so 24 years is good. and the chain weighs 500lbs for 100m and that is no big deal to a Cat this size. i already got rid of 3 of the surplus anchors the previous owner had. this boat flys at 14kn in good wind cruses at 10-12 normally so no issue carrying the chain. it was designed for.