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Old 28 June 2013, 12:52   #1
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Cant use my trailer to tow the boat in ibiza because the trailer isn't independently registered to the boat owner in the UK. They seem to require an independent registration and independent insurance for the trailer, whereas in most instances they are combined. Any ideas on how we get round this, as to register a trailer in Ibiza is a mission.
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Cant use my trailer to tow the boat in ibiza because the trailer isn't independently registered to the boat owner in the UK. They seem to require an independent registration and independent insurance for the trailer, whereas in most instances they are combined. Any ideas on how we get round this, as to register a trailer in Ibiza is a mission.
Are you 100% sure. AFAIK if it's a British boat, towed by a British car, driven by a Brit, then you shouldn't have a problem. They have similar rules in France, i.e trailers have their own registration, mot, number plate, insurance etc. but we (Brits) are exempt.
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Cant use my trailer to tow the boat in ibiza because the trailer isn't independently registered to the boat owner in the UK. They seem to require an independent registration and independent insurance for the trailer, whereas in most instances they are combined. Any ideas on how we get round this, as to register a trailer in Ibiza is a mission.
Only applies if you have a Spanish registered car, If you are using a Spanish car, buy a Spanish registered trailer, its easier in the long run.
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Only applies if you have a Spanish registered car, If you are using a Spanish car, buy a Spanish registered trailer, its easier in the long run.
Correct. I tow through Spain on a regular basis with a British registered car and British trailer and have never had any problems. Just make sure you have all the documents for the car (V5, insurance, MOT), yourself (passport and both parts of licence) and boat (SSR, insurance, bill of sale and proof of VAT status). Be aware that some of the rules are different in Spain, such as the requirement to have wing mirror extensions fitted if the trailer is atall wider than the car (I got fined for this last year), a maximum width of 2.55m and a requirement for any rear overhang to be marked with a square red/white board.
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