This is by far the most pressing question out there that every boat enthusiast that is about to import his/her first boat asks himself/herself. And it is only natural, since one of the worst things that can happen to anyone is to be completely excited and expectant about something, only to learn that it will be much more difficult than originally planned to have it.
But this is exactly what happens when purchasing a boat from the USA. Sure, when it comes to boats, the market that the USA has to offer is without a doubt the best and most varied, with great offers on both new and second-hand boats and with an amazing array of brands and models to choose from. However, the purchasing process itself represents not even half of everything that needs to be done in order for you to finally have your boat.
Choosing a boat, asking every single imaginable question to the possible seller and then having the boat thoroughly tested both externally and internally (its motor) are steps that one usually takes when buying a boat in person. But the curious thing is that these are the very same steps that anyone undertakes when buying a both from the USA. The big difference however, is that when buying a boat from abroad a series of additional steps have to be considered, most of which involve the proper shipping and handling of the boat, as well as dealing with all the import and export regulations and customs procedures implemented by each of the countries involved in the process.
And while you might be able to somehow take care of the proper shipping of your soon-to-be boat, the truth is that once it comes to dealing with all the import and export regulations and its related paperwork, you run the risk of delaying the shipping of your boat for months at the very least.
This is why International Boat Transport exists and why it is imperative for anyone considering importing a boat from the USA to hire professional services like the ones we offer. These include a complete shipping solution that goes from the careful wrapping and shipping of your boat to the handling of all the paperwork required by the Customs department of every country involved. On top of that, we have agents located on-site at every port, which provides our customers with a great peace of mind and which ensures that every single boat arrives to its destination promptly and safely.