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Old 21 November 2005, 17:36   #11
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...... there is a guy on the hamble that brings secondhand boats in from Miami and sells em here, I think he is called Solent Marine, .......

Oops, I hope he's legit or you're not going to be his favourite...

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Old 21 November 2005, 17:50   #12
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I imported my boat from Canada, but got Zodiac to get it certified before it left after I discovered the problems of not doing so.

My understanding is that there is nothing to stop you importing the boat for your own use and selling it on in the same way. What you (and any subsequent purchaser) will not be abole to do is use it for any commercial use or take any payng passangers.

I think you will also find it much more difficult to get insurance and also much more difficult to sell unless you find a dumb purchaser or sell it at a serious discount.

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My understanding is that there is nothing to stop you importing the boat for your own use and selling it on in the same way.
Sorry, you are wrong, see my earlier message.
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Old 21 November 2005, 18:26   #14
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It isn't that difficult. RCD does not need to cost you to sort out - there are a couple of people who do this more reasonably. I see plenty of these come in and there are some real bargains - if you know what you are looking for. As always in the USA (if that is where you are buying) be careful with what you are buying as there seems to be no such thing as after sales...
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Old 21 November 2005, 18:33   #15
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thank you guys for the imput so far


so legally your not suposed to use it or sell it with out CE mark regardless of private or business use.

So all boats have to be approved is that correct.

what bugs me is how can it be imported without it. Are the import documents "subject to CE approval" or something like that ???

He has only been asked to pay vat and duty and noone has mentioned CE

is there a cut off date i.e the boat built before XXX. I would think that old UK boats would not have it either

ta

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Old 21 November 2005, 18:37   #16
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RCD does not need to cost you to sort out

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would you have any suggestions for me
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Old 21 November 2005, 18:50   #17
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so legally your not suposed to use it or sell it with out CE mark regardless of private or business use.
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So all boats have to be approved is that correct.
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what bugs me is how can it be imported without it. Are the import documents "subject to CE approval" or something like that ???
No, after it's imported it's up to the user to get it approved before use.
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He has only been asked to pay vat and duty and noone has mentioned CE
They wouldn't would they VAT & Duty are payable to Customs upon importation, it's Trading Standards who enforce the RCD
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is there a cut off date i.e the boat built before XXX. I would think that old UK boats would not have it either
The boat has to have been in USE in the EU before 16 June 1998 to be exempt
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Old 21 November 2005, 18:55   #18
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Nick,

much appreciate your time .

clear now

ta very very much

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much appreciate your time .

clear now
You're welcome, there has been nothing on the TV this evening

I spent probably the most frustrating 5 years of my life getting approvals on electrical systems so knew where to go when I was looking to import a new boat a couple of years ago.

I worked out that, assuming there was no work involved in meeting the RCD, I would have saved less than 2,000 on a 30,000 boat, which considering the loss of warranty just wasn't worth it.

One other thing to consider is that most American trailers are not road legal in Europe.
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