Originally Posted by samt
If it was newly imported to the UK then it can only be sold legally to a commercial or rescue operator. If the dealer had it in stock since before the ban was introduced (2006?) then that was fine.
Aparantly a few people have bought them commercially and then sold them on to leisure users 'secondhand'. But the price on a brand new two strokes is now very high compared to four strokes.
If you buy it new on a commercial basis (after 2006) you can only legally sell it to another commercial operator used, be it one month or one year later! As the commercial operator (seller) you are responsible to ensure the used next buyer is indeed commercial.
That's how I've read the rules,
The interesting point in the OP thread would be how was it sent over to you ? Was it disclosed as being a new 2 stroke outboard and was VAT paid on it ? It would be you who had broke the law as you imported it, which is illegal, unless your commercially registered. The seller would just argue he sold it subject to his own governing laws, of which he hasn't broken
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