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Old 16 November 2005, 12:51   #1
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has any one bought an outboard from the states and brought it back [second hand ]around the 150hp mark. how much for shiping and any thing else . i might be going there on holls soon and will look at the possabileties ,seem to be cheeper there, seen a few around the £3000 mark any help welcome
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Old 16 November 2005, 13:41   #2
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You can fly one in for around£350.00, depending on which part of the States you buy it in. Additional costs are insurance at a few pounds, 2.7% duty and vat on the total. Don't forget that the motor needs to be drained of fluids, and put into a suitable shipping crate!
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Old 16 November 2005, 13:52   #3
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http://www.boatmotors.com/rebuilt_outboard_motors/#150
I have spoken to these guys and they gave me some names of people they had shipped to in the UK .I did not pursue it as another boat and engine came along .
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You can fly one in for around£350.00, depending on which part of the States you buy it in. Additional costs are insurance at a few pounds, 2.7% duty and vat on the total. Don't forget that the motor needs to be drained of fluids, and put into a suitable shipping crate!
I wish!!!

Cheapest I found was Seaport Freight

http://www.seaportfreight.co.uk/

Great to deal with and great service. Some couriers were quoting £2,000!!!
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food for thought

In case this is any news to anyone.... I found that buying a Honda in Canada and bringing it to the States was a horrible idea. Honda Canada and Honda USA do not talk to each other; parts have different numbers, slightly different engines, and the warranty would be voided instantly. No idea how this applies to other makes/countries. j
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I wish!!!

Cheapest I found was Seaport Freight

http://www.seaportfreight.co.uk/

Great to deal with and great service. Some couriers were quoting £2,000!!!
Well that's the amount I've paid for the last couple of OPTI's I've brought in from Florida, on a 4 day service!
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Well that's the amount I've paid for the last couple of OPTI's I've brought in from Florida, on a 4 day service!
Which price, two grand or £350?
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Which price, two grand or £350?
£350 for a single motor of course! Flown from Florida to Heathrow, then by truck to my local depot, 5 days in total
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£350 for a single motor of course! Flown from Florida to Heathrow, then by truck to my local depot, 5 days in total
Who with?
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were did u get your optis and how much u can pm if u like and new or second hand and who shiped and cheers ste dj
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