Bunty, a word of caution.....
Before you buy one from a local owner, be sure it is properly registered, or you'll be dry-sailing in your first season.
I know of somebody who ultimately went and registered his newly purchased small Greek sailing boat in the UK, as it was just getting too complicated here on Corfu.
Message posted by MartynG on 16 March 2009 at 3:03pm - IP Logged
That's not correct. There are no duties/VAT if moving from another EU country to Greece, provided that certain conditions are satisfied. The exception is motor vehicles which must be registered in the country of residence. However, again, no duties/VAT are payable in Greece (provided that taxes were paid elsewhere in the EU). This is the first principle of the EU. That said, this doesn't prevent the authorities ffrom charging a registration fee for your motor vehicle
Message posted by sarah Acharavi on 17 March 2009 at 5:17pm - IP Logged
Just another little reminder as I heard of this actually happening quite recently!
As others have said take the owner with papers etc to the port police before you hand any money over....otherwise you may have to end up paying twice!! (as they did).
Message posted by Graham T-A on 20 May 2009 at 7:42am - IP Logged
We took the owner to the port with us and it all seemed a pretty easy thing to transfere the ownership although quite time consuming. We have now completed the restoration and will be launching the boat in a couple of hours so we won't be on the site much today.
Message posted by Heather on 20 May 2009 at 10:25am - IP Logged
Launching's the worst bit - will it float? will it leak?
Very exciting though. Good luck, Graham - just think of all of those distant tavernas you can visit!
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 20 May 2009 at 12:31pm - IP Logged
I have a great little 30hp (long shaft Yamaha 89 model with remote control) that is up for sell) Just replace the inpeller...Ideal for you as you do not need a license for it in Corfu(the same engine as they use on the hire boats in Corfu max hp)...Just taken it of a (424 dory that i have)..Chris
Message posted by Graham T-A on 20 May 2009 at 10:01pm - IP Logged
Its got a 1800 cc diesel engine in it now Chris. It would have to have a very long shaft to work on a 7.7 meter wooden boat.
And yes, it nearly sunk as it has not been in the water for a few years and the recent hot weather had shrunk all the wood. The bilge pump couldn't cope and burned out leaving us to scoop out as much water as we could and throw it over the side. At the moment I believe it still may be floating!!!
Message posted by Elliemay on 20 May 2009 at 10:19pm - IP Logged
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