Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique
Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
There are some things cheaper in the islands if they are Duty free, like dinghy motors (japanese) in St Maarten. However if you buy something in the USA and ship “yacht in transit” there is no import tax. I have shipped a Nex-Gen 3 kw generator, big solar panels, 60 qt .Engel coolers, etc to places like St. Maarten, Tortola, and to Trinidad and not have to pay import tax. And, of course, carried with me when flying to my boat in the islands enough gear, including a life raft, that they thought I had 3 wives (sorry girls, it’s a metaphor) Basically shipping from the USA to a US flagged yacht . Tell if I missed anything. I would check to see if the batteries are mfg outside the USA and buy direct
Bali Hai SN 24
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique
Agree with Mark that prices in the US will be very much lower. I didn't suggest sailing back because, while it will likely be a smooth ride back...turning around to get to MQ or Windward Islands will be a more challenging sail. Or well maybe not. If you have time it might make sense.