We've just put Mico on the market as I believe we are also now the proud owners Antigua 44 in Malaysia. Been a weird week!
Mico has a set of new sails and looking spic n span with her new two pack respray and basically every bit of new electronic kit and gear you could think of - its all a bit sad - she's a darling of a boat but we want to move aboard full time and simply need the extra space.
So we would appreciate any advice from anyone concerning foreign purchasing. Our situation is this:
The new vessel is US registered and we want to keep it in Malaysia for the next 12 months and simply fly back and forth for holidays as work is pretty full on at present. Then we will import it into Oz, pay all the custom and duty and register it as an Australian flagged vessel.
If the present owners inform the US register that they no longer own it, I'm assuming that it's US registration will then be removed. Our question then is this:
As we will not be bringing it into OZ for another 10 - 12 months - what flag will it be flying under and does it make any difference?
Any thoughts - as this is all new territory for us