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Old 16 April 2015, 08:18   #11
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What's involved with import from Canada to US?
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Old 16 April 2015, 08:59   #12
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Sweet Hurricane. Love the all black.

Import it using a business name and don't pay Canada's crazy 14% hst tax. Just went through the process if anyone wants insight.

I'm pretty sure the Data plate says max 300 hp. From my experience that's not negotiable with the coast guard. They can confiscate overpowered boats; just like having too many people on board.

If anyone knows the answer, please clarify. I'm a huge Etec and Suzuki fan and would love bump up the horsepower based on outboard weight.
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Maybe 350 Canadian equals 300 US?

They got that Metric system up there, Ya know.
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I'd like to see it, I live on Vancouver Island. Can we meet up?
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Sweet Hurricane. Love the all black.

Import it using a business name and don't pay Canada's crazy 14% hst tax. Just went through the process if anyone wants insight.

I'm pretty sure the Data plate says max 300 hp. From my experience that's not negotiable with the coast guard. They can confiscate overpowered boats; just like having too many people on board.

If anyone knows the answer, please clarify. I'm a huge Etec and Suzuki fan and would love bump up the horsepower based on outboard weight.
The HST is only applicable when bringing a boat INTO Canada not exported. If you are bringing it into the US you must pay the State tax in that state that you are registering it in and also the custom duty which I believe is 3.5% for inflatables.

If you exceed the horsepower rating of the boat you may be in violation of your state law , in Canada it is up to the discretion of Transport Canada to decide whether your vessel is overpowered . Usually they allow a 20% overage for twin outboards vs a single. The US Coast Guard is not so forgiving. (140 cowlings are the same size as a 175 on Suzuki , just sayin)

This is a nice rig , and looks like a great deal!

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We are very interested in the rib , we are looking at shipping companies to get prices , We are over to port Clinton ohio visiting family next month and I would hope to get a flight up to see you if that's ok ,I will keep in touch
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The HST is only applicable when bringing a boat INTO Canada not exported. If you are bringing it into the US you must pay the State tax in that state that you are registering it in and also the custom duty which I believe is 3.5% for inflatables.
When I bought my RIB, the builder wrote the receipt for the tubes and hull. Everything else (motor, fuel tank, arch, etc) went on a separate bill as "Accessories". Saved me a ton on CA sales tax.



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If you exceed the horsepower rating of the boat you may be in violation of your state law , in Canada it is up to the discretion of Transport Canada to decide whether your vessel is overpowered .
As far as I'm aware, neither the USCG nor the California DMV really care about this. I've certainly never heard of a case occurring. Insurance is a different matter, though, and I'd be really careful to verify that they are aware of the limit and the motor when they issue the policy.

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Perhaps we should start another thread regarding the rather simple process of exporting a RIB from Canada to the US. Posters seem to be mixing apples and oranges.

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As beemer mentioned. Exporting from Canada isn't that complicated. If you are from the US, and you are transporting the boat yourself into the US, you simply show the proper sales paperwork(bill of sale, signed over title, etc) at the border and go over into the US. Tax is paid when you register the boat stateside. If you are having it shipped then there is a bit more to the process but still not complicated.

As far as power.... I have run a 733 that wore twin 200hp OB(set up for Law Enforcement) and it handled like a dream, 130gal fuel, 3 on board, 4 blade props and it would run in the 55-60 range........ many of the inboards are over 300hp
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Beemer,

I did start a thread on the import process from Canada to US.

I also contacted the USCG regarding the max hp rating for boats. I talked with a couple of different CG people who didn't seem very concerned about recreational use, but said it could be an issue if used commercially, and an accident happened.

I didn't really try to dig very deep in to what the actual laws are.

Once again, beautiful boat.
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