I am new here, and hopefully in the right place. I am posting on behalf of a friend who owns a 38ft Bayliner.
We are planning to move it to Spain and I'm out on the net looking for information on what we need to do this.
has been quite informative, but it clashes with some other sites I've come across, so I would appreciate your wisdom.
Basically you list several things that are required, like ICC (which I assume is the yachtmaster or skipper qualification), and someone even mentioned the VAT-paid proof.
In other places, people are saying that these are required for people who become residents in Spain, i.e. spend more than 6 months/183 days a year there. According to those sources, for non-residents, what matters is the law in your country of origin (e.g. for us, UK), and not Spanish law, so no ICC required (I don't think that's required for UK boating, correct me if I'm wrong), no VAT-paid proof, etc.
Am I right to assume the above?
Also, assuming the VAT certificate was required at some point, how is one obtained? My friend's boat could have had numerous previous owners since 1996, I guess the VAT was paid when the first owner bought it but how is that provable?
Thanks in advance for your help and insight!