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Old 03-26-2015, 09:36 PM   #41
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OK, I will be bringing a boat into the states in New York. I will have to pay my import tax when I clear customs. I want to document the boat before leaving NY headed to Florida. What kind of documentation do I need to carry if this process takes so long?
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:44 PM   #42
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You will get a temporary documentation shortly after you apply. Keep a copy of bill of sale and documentation paperwork you sent in until the temp comes.
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You will get a temporary documentation shortly after you apply. Keep a copy of bill of sale and documentation paperwork you sent in until the temp comes.
No more temporary documentation.
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OK, I will be bringing a boat into the states in New York. I will have to pay my import tax when I clear customs. I want to document the boat before leaving NY headed to Florida. What kind of documentation do I need to carry if this process takes so long?
Just your bill of sale and state registration, if and when you get it. If you're going to register in Florida, I'd do it as soon as possible. We registered a boat in Florida 9 months ago that hasn't made it there yet. Your record of paying the import tax also. And, I'd carry a copy of the application for documentation.

If you intend to take the boat out of the country in the first few months, then I'd go for an expedited documentation. Otherwise really no consequence to the wait.
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No more temporary documentation.
I stand corrected. I didn't know that it had changed.
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I stand corrected. I didn't know that it had changed.
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Documentation or registration

Thanks for the information on documentation. I hadn't planed on registering the boat in Florida, only paying the sales tax. I would prefer to pay the sales tax when the boat arrives in Florida which may take 6 months. What do I carry on the boat in the mean time? A copy of my documentation application and a bill of sale. One other question, if I were to purchase a dingy along the way does it have to be registered in Florida?
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Thanks for the information on documentation. I hadn't planed on registering the boat in Florida, only paying the sales tax. I would prefer to pay the sales tax when the boat arrives in Florida which may take 6 months. What do I carry on the boat in the mean time? A copy of my documentation application and a bill of sale. One other question, if I were to purchase a dingy along the way does it have to be registered in Florida?
Any motorized vessel has to be registered in Florida. Here is a pamphlet on Florida registration.

http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/fffvo.pdf

On the way to Florida carry the application and bill of sale but also a log of where you've been and where you're headed. You may need to explain why you're not registered in some states along the way. Familiarize yourself with the laws of each state so you don't exceed the time for not registering. Every state is different, but I'm not aware of any with shorter times than 60 days. However, read the caveat below.

The reason we registered in Florida prior to getting the boat there was a technicality in one of the states we were passing through. But for sales tax purposes waiting until you're there is to your benefit. I believe technically Georgia has the same technicality we faced but have never known anyone to get caught up in it. Here's the rule in question:

"Boats bearing valid registration from another state need not be registered in Georgia unless they are used in Georgia for more than 60 consecutive days." Note the technicality. You're not given the 60 days unless you're registered in another state. Technically you use it in the state and it's not registered elsewhere, you're suppose to register it. What technically accompanies is you're also suppose to pay use tax. Again, I've never known someone to run up against this rule, but this is what it is. Technically the 60 day exemptions are only given to boats registered in other states.

In our case we didn't want to fall victim to having to register in California and there's is worded the same as GA.

The following vessels do not have to be registered in California:

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Vessels currently and lawfully numbered (registered) by another state that are principally used outside California.


And we were checked for registration in California more than once. First while docked in Marina Del Rey and then in San Diego.
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Greensailor if you are going to be importing a boat into the US that is not US or Canadian built and you want to document the boat you may want to contact a customs broker in Miami that also is a documentation agent, Howard S. Reeder Inc. A first time documentation requires more paperwork such as a Master Carpenter Certificate or a Manufacturers Statement of Origin.
US built boats imported from Canada can file a Return of US built goods entry, and not pay duty. Canadian boats do not have an import duty (also boats built in Turkey and maybe some others) The US import duty is only 1.5% and on new boats the value of US built equipment like Caterpillar engines and other US built equipment is subtracted from the total value. The person to call at Howard S. Reeder Inc. is Trey Reeder 305-371-8431.
For Florida boat registrations and sales tax I call Valerie at Art's Tags here in Fort Lauderdale who is a boat specialist who is very helpful.
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