Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

John Clark

Hi James,
    If you are still in the Bahamas I would suggest stopping in the USVI or St Maarten to get batteries. I think they will be cheaper.    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but in Martinique don't you need to have a French customs broker get you a VAT exemption certificate before you can skip the tax?  

     Regards,  John
SV Annie SM 37

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:03 PM Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Generally There is no tax on equipment shipped when marked “yacht in Transit”. Batteries are heavy and may face more scrutiny. Check with DHL too, Things may have changed a little since my visits. You can also get fuel tax free before or after you have checked out of the country.. Helps with Rum budget

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN



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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique



Happy Holidays fellow Amel owners. 


I would like to ask the group for advice on obtaining house batteries in Martinique.  

I am interested in upgrading my batteries to Firefly or some brand of lithium ion, though I doubt that such options would be available in Martinique (perhaps I am wrong? )


Otherwise, I would need to ship them in, though I understand the import tax is significant.  

What have others done in this situation? 


Happy New Year.


SV Soteria #347

currently in North Exumas

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