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Old 10-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Importing

Hi, im interseted in importing a cigarette or scarab from the usa, as im in guernsey im unsure if i would have to pay any hidden tax charges ect, im trying to see if its worth it or not?
Does anyone know of any reliable companys to take care of shipping?

thanks
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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Old Niall on here has a Scarab project in Guernsey that he might sell.
I'm sure Larby would help deliver it etc
Big V looked at importing one too so he could also help advise
Better still buy a Batboat 23 and come racing
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Well if you want a scarab I've got one in pieces I'm not sure what to do with. Will I ever have the time to do it up, I don't know and I got it from the states.

Cutoms will tell you the duty and they charge it on shipping costs as well. Think it was 10% but can't remember. And I think shipping will cost you about 5k and a lot of phone calls.

make sure any shipping company knows that they need a T1 form to get your boat from the UK to channel Islands or uk customs will want to charge you VAT, and all the time your boat's sitting in the uk why you try to sort the damded form out will cost you in storage charges. don't assume any shipper will automatically sort out this form for you as I think this form is just for the channel island so it's a rare thing to fill out.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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"OLD" NIAL well at least you didn't call me Ian, or Nail
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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Well if you want a scarab I've got one in pieces I'm not sure what to do with. Will I ever have the time to do it up, I don't know and I got it from the states.

Cutoms will tell you the duty and they charge it on shipping costs as well. Think it was 10% but can't remember. And I think shipping will cost you about 5k and a lot of phone calls.

make sure any shipping company knows that they need a T1 form to get your boat from the UK to channel Islands or uk customs will want to charge you VAT, and all the time your boat's sitting in the uk why you try to sort the damded form out will cost you in storage charges. don't assume any shipper will automatically sort out this form for you as I think this form is just for the channel island so it's a rare thing to fill out.
What scarab have you got? i might be interested if you wanted to sell up.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Hi, im interseted in importing a cigarette or scarab from the usa, as im in guernsey im unsure if i would have to pay any hidden tax charges ect, im trying to see if its worth it or not?
Does anyone know of any reliable companys to take care of shipping?

thanks


ello mate

are you thinking of racing or just cruising?
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
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ello mate

are you thinking of racing or just cruising?
maybe a bit of racing but mostly pleasure to france and jersey.
Really i would like something mad, thats why im looking in the good ol usa.
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Old 20-09-2009, 03:17 PM   #8
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Importing is easy if you use an agent like Peters and May...who can also sort out the shipping too.

It will cost VAT+1.9% import duty to be levied on cost of boat AND shipping.

I imported my Sunseeker Superhawk from the US and all up it cost me a little more than half the UK cost at the time....though that was when USD2:GBP1
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