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Old 12 February 2018, 06:27   #1
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Importing s rib from Europe

Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
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Old 12 February 2018, 08:51   #2
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Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
We do not make in that range so I am not trying to sell you a rib. My advice is to buy 2 x 4.30 ribs and have them neatly packed into a 20' container. You have to ship in a container anyway so you might as well fill the container. Forget about a European trailer especially as they do not meet US transportation standards . Keep one rib for yourself and sell the other one and the profit will for sure cover the freight cost and perhaps even more.
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:49   #3
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Has anyone imported a rib into the US from Europe for personal use?
I'm thinking of doing so because I don't like the design of available boats in the US in the 4.3m size.

The boat I'm thinking of is 4.3m and I would buy/import the boat and trailer with no engine. I'm not so much concerned about the boat, its the trailer I'm concerned about, i.e., not meeting US transportation standards.

By the way I've compared pricing and the boat is competitive in price with what I would pay in the US even taking into account shipping and duties.
Zodiac Pro 420... It's an open deck layout, you can bolt whatever you want to the deck.

And it's made in South Carolina. Made in the U S of A with 100% composite construction (Coosa Bluewater transom core).
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Old 12 February 2018, 15:36   #4
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Zodiac Pro 420... It's an open deck layout, you can bolt whatever you want to the deck.

And it's made in South Carolina. Made in the U S of A with 100% composite construction (Coosa Bluewater transom core).


Does it come with a free banjo?
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Does it come with a free banjo?
South Carolina is currently the composites mecca of the United States.

The ~70% carbon-fiber Boeing 787 Dreamliner is built here.

Many popular boatbuilders call Charleston "home".
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Is that a "no" then?
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Is that a "no" then?
With enough money, anything is possible.
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Does it come with a free banjo?
Kinda had you pegged as a Ukulele man - go figure...

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Kinda had you pegged as a Ukulele man - go figure...

Hey - a Banjolele maybe?

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Never had you down as the pegging type
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I looked into this when living in Florida not so long ago (was contemplating bringing my Redbay over from the UK). It's all pretty easy - you'll obviously need to register the boat with the correct authority in your state. The paperwork seems to vary from state to state - but essentially if its a new boat you'll need the original bill of sale from the country where you purchased it and little else - this can then be used to register it and get the title documentation. You'll also pay state sales tax at the time of registering which can be quite a chunk of money to consider.

In terms of actually getting it there - talk to Peters and May. The run shared container services all over the place so you only pay for the square footage you actually need in the container. They'll also help collect it in the UK and arrange the paperwork. The cost of getting a 7.4m Redbay from the UK to Florida wasn't huge - around 3000 off the top of my head (this was on a RORO cargo ship).
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Better buy 5m or 5.3 than 4.3m. It's bigger and have more space. If you used rib before you will know that the space inside is smaller than regular boats with same size. And you can run with 50 ps engine w/o problems with 50km/h
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