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Old 14 December 2009, 16:35   #1
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Importing an outboard, vat?

Hi, I have found a Mercury dealer in Jersey that still has some new 2 stroke mercs, am I right in saying I will have to pay VAT at customs for the outboard when it gets shipped to the UK?
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Old 14 December 2009, 16:36   #2
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Old 14 December 2009, 16:42   #3
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Not if its a gift.
Can't see the dealer doing that, I looked on the Customs web site and it looks like they can charge vat on used items as well, does every parcel go through Customs?
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does every parcel go through Customs?
I'd guess that the Outboard shaped ones do...
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I'd guess that the Outboard shaped ones do...
I hope its in a rectangular box , if I do have to pay VAT this Merc 3.3 will not be much of a bargain
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What about if you take the boat over then sail it back to the UK... with a new engine?
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What about if you take the boat over then sail it back to the UK... with a new engine?
I haven't been past the solent yet
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[QUOTE=JABS;330876] This boy is learning the ropes! [/QUOT

This is my first RIB (AVON560 with Merc 90), my old boat was a 3.8M inflatable, when I do go out for a long trip I am going to go out with my mate so he can take his Ribeye RIB
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