Hi Harald: In the UK there is a very specific procedure to be followed, which the good folks at Berthons handled for us. They notify customs that the vessel is in their custody.However, there is also a specific time limit – the exact time frame of which I do not recall – after which the boat must be out of the EU or VAT will be charged. I think it might be 18 months for non-EU residents. But this should be checked.
Posted by Steve Dashew (April 4, 2011)