Group: Forum Members
EU options for UK registered Boats. What are your plans?
Since UK is now out of the EU, we have to decide what to do, how to cruise, where to cruise. VAT elements and the new conformity legislation if we sell in the UK or EU.
Nearly every day we come up with a new plan! At present “Darramy” is ashore in Greece. We have gone through most scenarios (or have we)? Do we get back to the UK by 30th June 2022 to avoid the VAT (Returning Goods Relief). If, we stay in EU countries we are at present a union vessel, but if we leave a Schengen country would we be liable for VAT on re-entry into Europe.
We are now limited to 90 days in 180 to be in EU countries.
We could do 90 days in Europe then go to a non Schengen country for 90 days and return back to EU for another 90 days.
If we bought a property in the EU could we get residency that would allow us to stay in Europe for more than 90 days. ETC ETC.
We have pre Covid spent 15 years living on board with at least 9 months a year afloat, and would like to continue doing the same for the foreseeable future. (living in a house is very comfortable, but we would like to resume our cruising lifestyle, neighbours just don’t understand)!
These are some of the scenarios we are trying to work through, and I thought it would be useful to use the forum to see what other members in a similar position to ourselves are thinking of doing. And probably learning about other options we have not thought about as yet.
I am not really looking for advice about the legislation and restrictions, just thoughts of what like minded members are considering for the future to maximise the enjoyment of Cruising in Europe and or the UK.
Brian and Sue