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Old 19 April 2015, 11:39   #11
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I did. It was an adventure at the dmv with the military surplus, government bills of sale (or not) but the dmv people were very helpful.

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Old 19 April 2015, 11:46   #12
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Different bills of sale? People put boats together all the time.
Point is, one of them has to list the hull and hull ID number, and that makes it a vessel being imported (and has to be reported and taxed/tariffed/whatever else.)

I don't remember how long you have to register an imported vessel in Calif (which I think is where we were talking about); I suppose you could get a lot of work done on the boat in that time...

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Old 19 April 2015, 12:30   #13
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I'm not sure boats have to be registered in a specific time. Just for when you want to use them.

I'm not sure there is a legal way to get around sales tax. The state had record of my import and sent me a reminder to declare tax on the purchase.

I think NAFTA helped with import duties but I'd have to dig up the paperwork. Memory says I dug up some NAFTA numbers from zodiac for the parts and there was not extra on those parts.

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Old 19 April 2015, 20:26   #14
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Looks like it's 120 days, Jason:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1...tsinfo/boatreg


And, this might raise more questions, I suppose...

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...e-into-the-u.s

Haven't found anything specific from the DMV on registering an imported boat, but as I recall, I needed the bill of sale, the HIN (and VIN on the trailer), and some documentation that the boat didn't exceed the trailers GVW (printed material showing the trailer capacities - also on the mfgr's placard, and a spec sheet on the boat showing weight.)

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Forgot to add that since the boat is taxable by the county of residence, delaying more could, I suppose, fall under tax evasion laws.
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Old 19 April 2015, 20:37   #15
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Sorry, one more link:

Association of Yacht Sales Professionals | U.S. / Canadian Vessel Transactions

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Sorry. I was getting confused about the subject. I didn't import the boat, just parts. Duh

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But, it says in there:
Vessels previously registered in other states must be registered in California within 120 days of being brought into the state, if it will be used upon California waterways the majority of the time."

Specifically, "other states". Does Canada count?

I have an appointment with the CA DMV on Tuesday for the "new" Avon that I've owned for over a year. It's not registered yet but it's never been owned before by a private party or registered. I don't expect problems at the DMV. We'll see.... Sometimes it confuses them when there's no HIN (1x was easy-Oceanside, CA and one time was tough-West Hollywood, CA)
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I assume that the "previously registered in other states" means something more like "previously not registered in California". I may be wrong, though; you'd need clarification from the DMV on that one.

Can't help on your DMV locations, except to say that if you end up at the Oakland Coliseum office, wear a bullet proof vest.

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Great Info.

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That's a touchy one. Depends on what Country each of the units were made. I have the duty rates coming into Canada but not going into the USA. If any or all was made in the USA originally then exported to Canada then USA Duty won't apply, though taxes might. The original USA Manufacturers would have to provide you with proof of original export to Canada by Serial Number of each. If foreign made (Not USA, Mexico or Canada (NAFTA)), then you would pay US Duty on the price you paid for each unit made elsewhere. eg: Trailer Serial xxxx Made in Canada (No Duty). Motor Serial xbxbxb Made in Japan Duty Applies. Boat Serial cbcbcb Made in USA "US Goods Returning to USA No Duty Applies.
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